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Sorry to Bother You – Review
Sorry to Bother You – Budget Unknown – 1 hour and 45 minutes
Cassius was caught lying during the middle of his interview, but his future boss sees the bright side to his fabrication. If he is willing to work so hard to keep up a lie, how hard would he work at his job? So Cassius is offered a job at Regalview. A telemarketing company that pays their workers next to nothing. At first, Cassius is having a difficult time until a co-worker tells him to use his “white guy voice”. Soon he is making sales and great money. He even convinces his fiance Detroit to come aboard. While Cassius is rising in the company, a co-work Squeeze tells him they plan to strike for better wages. And in order to make a change, everyone has to be involved. Cassius agrees and has fun with the workers strike at first. Nevertheless, Cassius starts having second thoughts when he is offered a promotion that can change his life forever. Cassius becomes a scab. Cassius has no idea how much of his soul he will sell for money.
So, one word to describe this movie: weird. At first, it starts as a satire for working versus selling out. But it changes directions and gives a sci-fi feel like A Cure for Wellness. While this movie is trying to make a strong point, it gets lost in all the weird imagery. Meanwhile, there is a company called Worry Free in the background at all times. You need to make sure you pay attention to every detail (like Worry Free) in this movie because it will come up later. If you don’t mind weird, see this movie matinee. Otherwise, wait for Redbox (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
You know when I kiss you it’s just for perspective sake – Detroit
Oh yeah. Then give it back then. – Sergio
You gotta mob up to get these pennies – Squeeze
Italians ain’t white – Sal
Thank you. I will accept that backhanded compliment – Mr. Lift
My success has nothing to do with you – Cassius
Whitney – Review
Whitney – Budget Unknown – 2 hours and 2 minutes
Whitney “Nippy” Houston was born in Newark and was a proud member of the church choir. As a child, she endured abuse, drugs, and divorce. Yet, when she stood in front of a TV audience in 1984 for the first time, she became one of the best female vocals of that time and any other time. With her mother guiding in her voice and her father guiding her finances, the world was shielded from the real Whitney Houston. Whitney was packaged to be American’s sweetheart but the pain of Nippy followed her. While you know how this story will end, this movie fills out the how and why.
Whitney is a tough look at her life, rise, and loves. Even though you will get insight into Whitney’s feelings, loves, and drug use, sadly is the typical story of Hollywood This insight will make you talk to the screen because everyone saw she was drowning and did nothing. But there is little to nothing new about Whitney in this movie. This movie should have been called Nippy. You could see the same information in the HBO special. For a Whitney fan, this is a must matinee. Otherwise, wait for cable.
I give it 1.5 out of 5 stars
I was a little conceited at the time – Bobby Brown
If something happens to her, don’t come home – Michael Houston
I just wanted to see if you could do it – Whitney
There were girls who tried to run after her but I would be there waiting for them – Cissy