director Boots Riley
viewed: 08/18/2018 at Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema, SF, CA
Inventive and funny, Sorry to Bother You is a born cult film. It echoes of a variety of things but also feels like an unique amalgam of them. The most significant echo for me was of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985), though there is much, much more at play than that.
Dense and complex, while at the same time, surprising and hilarious, there is a ton going on in and throughout Boots Riley’s debut feature film.
Among its many qualities, Sorry to Bother You paints an interesting and affectionate portrait of Oakland, both literal and figurative.