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Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

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Boots Riley

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Boots Riley
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'Sorry to Bother You,' But Let’s Talk About Awful Jobs

Lakeith Stanfield and the Sorry to Bother You crew reveal the highs and lows of following your dreams, the awkwardness of sex scenes, and their most soul-crushing jobs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lakeith Stanfield ... Cassius Green
Tessa Thompson ... Detroit
Jermaine Fowler ... Salvador
Omari Hardwick ... Mr. _______
Terry Crews ... Sergio
Kate Berlant Kate Berlant ... Diana DeBauchery
Michael X. Sommers ... Johnny
Danny Glover ... Langston
Steven Yeun ... Squeeze
Armie Hammer ... Steve Lift
Robert Longstreet ... Anderson
David Cross ... Cassius's White Voice (voice)
Patton Oswalt ... Mr. _______'s White Voice (voice)
Lily James ... Detroit's White British Voice (voice)
Forest Whitaker ... First Equisapien / Demarius
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Storyline

In an alternate version of Oakland, Cassius Green gets a telemarketing job and finds the commission paid job a dispiriting struggle as a black man selling to predominately white people over the phone. That changes when a veteran advises him to use his "white voice," and the attitude behind it to make himself more appealing to customers. With a bizarrely high-pitched accent, Cassius becomes a success even as his colleagues form a union to improve their miserable jobs. Regardless, Cassius finds himself promoted a "Power Caller" selling the most morally abhorrent but lucrative products and services as his connection to his girlfriend and colleagues fades away. However, Cassius' conscience arises anew as he finds himself in the midst of his boss' bizarre world of condescending bigoted decadence and his sinister plans to create the perfect subservient work force with Cassius' help. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorry to Bother You See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$727,266, 8 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,490,603, 21 October 2018
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Michel Gondry is paid tribute in the director's name for the claymation sequence, Michel Dongy. Gondry's influence is clear in the scenes where the garage transforms into the luxury room. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Cassius gives his car to his co-worker, he is wearing dark blue pants with a pattern on them. But as he enters the garage with Detroit, he's wearing plain dark red pants. See more »

Quotes

Cassius Green: I'm doing something I'm really good at.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Steven Yeun/Van Jones/Nick Hart (2018) See more »

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Out and Over
Written by Boots Riley, Charith Premawardhana, and Damion Gallegos
Performed by The Coup
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Have I've seen the same movie?
21 October 2018 | by stefan_markoskiSee all my reviews

I'm not sure that I have seen the same movie as most of the people who rated this title.

The trailer for the movie was promising, but the movie was not interesting for me. As many wrote that is movie is not for everyone, it seems that I'm in that group. The first 20 minutes were OK, but after that period the movie was very boring for me.

I think that the main character just jumps into the next chapter in his carrier without any reason or without natural progression. The other characters don't have any depth.

Sorry, it was boring.


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