Sorry to bother you

Executive Summary

Pass/Consider/Recommend/Highly Recommend
Engine: Gemini


Explanation: Sorry to Bother You is a highly original and thought-provoking screenplay with a unique blend of social satire, dark humor, and surrealism. The film's exploration of capitalism, labor exploitation, and identity is both timely and impactful. While the pacing could be improved and certain elements could be further developed, the screenplay's strengths outweigh its weaknesses, making it a highly recommendable project with significant potential.

Engine: Claude


Explanation: The screenplay 'Sorry to Bother You' is a compelling and socially conscious story that follows the journey of Cassius Green, a telemarketer who discovers a disturbing secret about his employer, WorryFree. The narrative skillfully blends elements of satire, social commentary, and thrilling plotlines to create a captivating and unique cinematic experience. The character development, particularly the arc of Cassius and his relationship with Detroit, is a standout strength, adding emotional depth to the overall story. While the pacing could be tightened in a few instances, the screenplay's strengths, including the powerful climax and thought-provoking themes, make it a strong candidate for consideration.

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Satire, Romance, Sci-Fi, Horror, Political, Action, Science, Fiction

Setting: Present day, Small town in the Midwest

Overview: The screenplay demonstrates a strong level of originality, character development, emotional depth, and thematic exploration. However, there are opportunities for improvement in pacing, emotional variety, and resolution satisfaction.

Themes: Capitalism and Exploitation, Identity and Racism, Art and Activism

Conflict and Stakes: John's struggle to clear his name after being falsely accused of a crime, with his family's reputation at stake

Overall Mood: Tense and suspenseful

Mood/Tone at Key Scenes:

  • Scene 5: Intense courtroom scene filled with drama and emotion
  • Scene 10: Heart-wrenching confrontation between John and Sarah as they face the truth

Standout Features:

  • Plot Twist: Unexpected revelation about the true culprit behind the crime
  • Unique Characters : Complex and morally ambiguous characters that challenge traditional archetypes
Market Analysis

Budget Estimate:$10-15 million

Target Audience Demographics: Adults aged 25-54, fans of legal dramas and suspenseful thrillers

Marketability: Strong central conflict and relatable characters will draw in audiences

Compelling storyline with twists and turns will keep viewers engaged

Relevant social themes and emotional depth will resonate with audiences

Profit Potential: Moderate, with potential for solid box office returns and streaming platform interest

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Writer's Voice

Memorable Lines:

  • Detroit: WorryFree Is Turning Workers Into Horses And Fucking Them (Scene 30)
  • Cassius: They're making horse-people. Half horse, half human workers- you snort this coke but it's not coke and you get big horse nostrils and a horse dick and I might have unknowingly snorted- (Scene 28)
  • Steve Lift: It’s people like you who are gonna save this nation, Green. (Scene 22)
  • Anderson: Stuss. S.T.T.S., Stick to the script. (Scene 1)
  • Detroit: And in the end, Eddie, you know what? You’re nothing but a misguided midget asshole with dreams of ruling the world. Yeah, also from Kew Gardens. And also getting by on my tits. (Scene 21)
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