Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American dark comedy film directed by Boots Riley.
Starring Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, David Cross, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Lakeith Stanfield and others.
Annapurna Pictures on Thursday, May 17, 2018 released the trailer:
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU | Red Band Trailer.
Cassius "Cash" Green (LaKeith Stanfield) lives in his uncle Sergio's garage with his girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), an artist. Struggling to pay rent, Cash gets a job as a telemarketer for RegalView. Cash has trouble talking to customers until Langston (Danny Glover), an older co-worker, teaches him to use his "white voice", at which Cash excels.
Cash's coworker Squeeze (Steven Yeun) forms a union and recruits Cash, Detroit, and their friend Sal. When Cash participates in a protest, he expects to be fired but is instead promoted to an elite Power Caller position. In the luxurious Power Caller suite, Cash is told always to use his white voice, and learns that RegalView secretly sells arms and slave labor from the corporation WorryFree.
Though Cash is initially uncomfortable with the job, he can now afford a new car and apartment and pays off Sergio's house (in the process keeping him from joining WorryFree) and his own rent. Working long hours, he stops participating in the union push and his relationship with Detroit deteriorates. When Cash crosses the union's picket line, one of the picketers hits him with a can of soda. Footage of the incident becomes an Internet meme.
Cash is invited to a party with WorryFree CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), where he is goaded into rapping. Lift offers Cash a powdered substance which Cash snorts, believing it is cocaine. Looking for the bathroom, Cash discovers a shackled half-horse, half-human hybrid who begs him for help. Lift explains that WorryFree plans to make their workers stronger and more obedient by transforming them into "equisapiens". The transformation occurs when a human snorts a gene-modifying powder. Cash fears he just snorted the substance, but Lift assures him it was cocaine. Cash refuses a $100-million offer over five years to become an equisapien and act as a false revolutionary figure to keep the employees in line.
Here is the full cast and characters of Sorry to Bother You.
The film Sorry to Bother You was scheduled to be released on January 20, 2018 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on March 11, 2018, on April 12, 2018 (San Francisco International Film Festival), on June 2, 2018 (Seattle International Film Festival), on June 20, 2018 (BAM Rose Cinemas), on July 6, 2018 (United States) and on December 7, 2018 (United Kingdom) by Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Distribution, Arthaus, Entertainment One, Eye Film Instituut, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 112 minutes. With a budget of $3.2 million, the film grossed over $18.3 million.
The film Sorry to Bother You is rated with "R" rating.
Sorry to Bother You filming. Principal photography began on June 22, 2017, in Oakland, California, and concluded on July 30, 2017.
Sorry to Bother You got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93. The audience also likes the film.
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