Has anyone else seen Sorry to Bother You and if so, did anyone want to share their thoughts and reactions?
I’m mentioning it here mainly because it felt like the kind of movie that the Waypoint staff would really dig. It is perhaps one of the most dead-on critiques of life under late capitalism that I’ve seen in recent media, but it’s also delightfully surrealistic. I feel like people often use the term Kafka-esqe to describe media that is just surreal and weird, but this movie really does remind me of Kafka in its dream-like logic and anxiety surrounding punishment and abuse of power.
There’s a really good write up in The Atlantic that highlights some aspects of the movie I found most interesting. I especially like what the article says about the movie seeming to touch on too many ideas, but that the excess actually fits its tone. It doesn’t give away too much, but I would suggest seeing the movie first.