“SORRY TO BOTHER YOU” MOVIE REVIEW/ JUST WHO IS “COOTER BROWN?”

Hello Chanels and Cocktails family! Sorry to Bother you but I am here to give you a quick run down on a movie I saw this weekend. The movie is entitled, “Sorry to Bother You!” If I must be honest, I am sorry for bothering myself with this movie!!! LMBO! Like WTF? Lol!

CONFUSED WOME

This movie has a hint of a racially based undertone, there is capitalism, there is comedy, there is drugs, sex,  boycotting, half horse half men, Danny Glover, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Tessa Thompson, and most confusing…. a 95% rating on rotten tomatoes. So now I am really STUCK. I am thinking, “Did I go to the restroom and miss the Aha moment in the movie?” But I never even left the theater so that’s not it. This movie made absolutely no sense.

I had chosen this movie last- minute after googling some reviews. My boyfriend and I agreed to watch the movie at IPIC theaters (which is my favorite as you know). Usually, the lights are on and the credits have completely ran before the first person exits the theater… NOT THIS TIME!!! At least 3 couples, left the movie prematurely… (these tickets are about 50 dollars for 2 people so they are far from cheap.)  I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing.

Upon leaving the movie, my boyfriend and I were still scratching our heads. We tried to have a brief discussion regarding the movie but ultimately decided to stop talking about the movie altogether for fear we were losing precious brain cells with the foolishness. It was impossible…trying to find some rationale in an irrational situation. But then my boyfriend made an excellent point, he believed the movie was more for the stoner crowd! ….Hmmm…. Think about it… A half horse, half man!!!! That would be pretty funny if I were high. Seriously as the three Caucasian couples clenched their pearls and wallets and fled the movie theater,  I could hear someone laughing hysterically towards the front of the theater. Someone was actually ENJOYING this movie!!!

So today, I was having this exact conversation with my good Judy when I said, “The movie probably would have been hilarious if I was high as a giraffe’s p*ssy.” My good Judy then interjected by saying, “Or high as Cooter Brown!” Which brought up the next topic of conversation, Just who is “Cooter Brown?” If you live anywhere in the South, you have heard of “Cooter Brown!” Have you wondered, Who is “Cooter?” Lol! After ending the phone call with my good Judy, I took to the internet to research and unveil to you all the origin of “Cooter Brown.”

I learned there is actually a restaurant in New Orleans “Cooter Brown’s Tavern & Oyster Bar” named after this mysterious character. Almanac.com states “Cooter Brown” lived on the Mason- Dixon Line (if you aren’t familiar with the Mason-Dixon Line, stop now and go read a history book). Cooter Brown had family on both sides of the line so he was torn and didn’t want to fight for either side. To prevent from being drafted by either the North or the South, Cooter got drunk and stayed drunk for the duration of the war. Henceforth the metaphors, “Drunk as Cooter Brown” and “High as Cooter Brown,” etc.

Life Lessons:

The wonderful thing about being a living, breathing, human being in America is our uniqueness and individual flavors but most of all our freedoms. We have the abilities to love or hate whatever we choose. Freedom is everything.

I recently had an opportunity to visit Delaware (the 1st state) and Philadelphia (The home of the first capital and U.S. Congress). In honor of that I will quote from the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable. Rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!” — July 4, 1776.

So do you boo boo! Lol! Happy Belated 4th of July Everyone!

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