Sorry To Bother You is a surrealist acid trip through the wildly wonderful and inventive mind of writer/director Boots Riley.
I heard someone describe the film as “Brazil meets Idiocracy,” which is the perfect elevator pitch. Sprinkle in some Spike Lee, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and, baby, you got a stew goin’.
The admittedly clunky third act careens beautifully off the rails, but I absolutely admire Boots’ commitment and confidence to go from absurd to batshit crazy to WHAT THE FUUUUUUCCCKKKKK.
Also, Tessa Thompson is in EVERYTHING. She’s fantastic.