Opened: July 6, 2018
Directed by: Boots Riley
Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Kate Berlant, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, David Cross, Lily James & Patton Oswalt
The entire storyline of this film questions society and their values, but a weird twist in the plot can easily polarize viewers.
Cassius “Cash” Green (Lakeith Stanfield) works for a telemarketing company and to get ahead, his coworker Langston (Danny Glover) convinces him to use a “white voice” (David Cross). As Cash moves up in the company, his friends strike against it.
The “white voice” brings up interesting questions when it comes to racial fairness in the workplace. It’s like the studies that show how a white person with the same qualifications as a black person will almost always get the job.
In the third act of the film, the social commentary goes a step further and gives the film a very different vibe. It’s brilliant, but also completely off-putting.
Final say: Not bothered during the first half. ★★★☆☆