brian-mcgee - May 17, 2018
The world of telemarketing requires a great number of skills, but the most important among them—according to the new comedy Sorry to Bother You, anyway—is how white you sound. Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) plays a guy with a really good white guy voice—so good, in fact, it actually belongs to David Cross (Arrested Development)—who quickly rises through the ranks at his company.
The film marks the writing and directing debut of musician Boots Riley, who partnered with several producers for the film, including Forest Whitaker. The film also has a stacked supporting cast including Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Danny Glover (Gone Fishin'), Terry Crews (Deadpool 2), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), and the voices of Cross, Steve Buscemi (The Death of Stalin), and Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), three of the whitest sounding men alive, apparently.
It looks like a pretty damn funny flick, and with a cast that good, it seems to hard to pass up. Comedy has always been a great way for us to deal with social issues, and this feels like it's got plenty of both. Sorry to Bother You hits theaters on July 6, the same day as Ant-Man and the Wasp, so choose carefully, I guess.