Get Out

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Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the story is about Chris, a young black man, visiting his white girlfriend’s family for the first time. They experience awkward, “polite” racism that most mixed race couples deal with. Something also seems off with the other black people in the area. When he finally decides he has to Get Out, doing so becomes easier said than done. 

   The movie was actually really good. Suspenseful and keeps your interest through the whole movie. You don’t have to over think to figure out the ending.

I rate this 7 out of 10

-Beau

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Get Out definitely lived up to the hype. It has received unanimous critical praise for it’s social satire, as well as outperforming box office estimates. It has made over 111 million dollars (so far) off of a minuscule 4.5 million dollar budget. I’m actually mad it took me until the 3rd weekend to finally see it. It is a rare original film in an era of constant remakes, sequels, and reboots.

Jordan Peele really impressed me with his directing debut, as I really only knew him from his comedy work on Key & Peele. This film is considered horror, but it’s really a suspense/thriller until maybe the last 20 minutes when it becomes a little gory. The effective score by Michael Abels set up some tense moments. Which was countered by some good comedic relief from Chris’ friend Rod, stand-up comedian Lil Rel Howery. Also, some laughs came from the awkward situations that Chris finds himself in. Daniel Kaluuya plays Chris perfectly, similar to his role in the Black Mirror episode “Fifteen Million Merits”. Alison Williams (Brian Williams daughter, also from HBO’s Girls) surprisingly showed some range in her portrayal of Rose. Bradley Whitford (West Wing, Billy Madison) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, 40 Year-Old Virgin) were subtly creepy as the Armitage’s, Rose’s parents, who may be up to more than you think. I don’t want to give away any spoilers as this film truly deserves to be experienced. Get Out of the house and go see Get Out!

–Tony

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