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Aro Favourite Sorry to Bother You

 

USA 2018, 107 minutes
Dir. Boots Riley
Rating: [R16] Violence, drug use, sexual material, offensive language & content that may disturb.
Genres: Comedy, Cult

Topics: African-American, Indigenous & Minority Cultures, Satire.

 

“Blends conventional comedy with political satire to produce a film that will generate laughter and a sense of discomfort in equal doses.”~James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Aroview: A brilliant, politically radicalised comedy marking a big splash debut for rapper turned writer/director Boots Riley that was apparently ten years in the making, yet is perfectly in sync with the volatility of Trump's America.

Set in Oakland, California, where a black telemarketer learns to adopt his "white voice" to sell more products over the phone. But just as his career soars, his friends and girlfriend, a performance artist, are forming an activist collective to fight corporate oppression. Even though events take a turn into what could be called macabre existentialism, the director (and his excellent lead LaKeith Stanfield) command our attention throughout.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1
 

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