Get Out centers around an interracial couple Rose (Allison Williams) and Chris (Daniel Kaluuya). The couple have been dating for over four months when Rose decides it is finally time for Chris to meet her parents. Chris, as any boyfriend, is apprehensive about the family weekend especially since they are not aware that he is African-American. When Chris meets her parents they seem very nice, but weird things begin to happen and he quickly realizes that everything is not as it seems.
Get Out turns into a thriller/horror film as Chris tries to understand what Rose’s parents are hiding. As Chris gets to know Rose’s family more, his paranoia grows and things quickly escalate. Rose does her best to ease her boyfriend’s fears and to encourages him to embrace her family, but things are not adding up. One of my favorite scenes of the film centers around a family gathering that tackles racial stereotypes to perfection. From then on the film turns into horror, mystery, and suspense as Chris discovers Rose’s family secret and fights to survive the night.
Jordan Peele does an amazing job in his directorial debut with engrossing the audience in this modern horror thriller coupled with stereotypical racial undertones. His characters actually react and say what the audience is thinking the entire time. His use of comedic relief in the film is properly placed at the right moments when the horrific tension peaks. Jordan Peele has gotten the horror genre right from beginning to end and the audience will be very pleased.
I have never enjoyed a movie as well as I enjoyed Get Out. This film took me through every emotion and left me wanting more at the end. It is also one of the first films in which I left the audience with everyone raving about how great the movie was. Get Out is box office gold and I am confident it will win this weekend’s box office. The trailer actually matches what you think the film is about and then gives you a backstory that you would have never imagined! I recommend that you PAY to see this movie in theaters.
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