ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS MOVIE IS… *SLOW CLAP*
“From the mind of Jordan Peele”, that’s what the trailers have sold this movie on, and who knew Jordan Peele mind was such a place of twister, original and forethought…well okay yes he co-created the amazing satirical sketch show “Key and Peele”, but that show is practically child’s play to what Peele was able with his directorial debut.
Get Out is as mentioned the directorial debut of Key and Peele co-creator, Jordan Peele, the film stars Daniel Kaluuya (“Black Mirror”), Allison Williams (“Girls”), Bradley Withford (“Cabin in the Wood”) and Catherine Keener (“Begin Again”). The story follows Chris Washington (Played by Kaluuya), and his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Played by Alllison Williams) who for the weekend are going to stay over Rose’s parents house, who are unware that Chris is black, surprise for them right? However when Chris gets there he sees that Rose’s parents Missy and Dean (Played by Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford), seem to be cool about the situation, maybe too cool?
To say anything else would be to rob you of this movies glorious reveals. As someone who isn’t a horror fan and who is genuinely dismissive of the genre, I can safely say, this movie appeals to me. Now I will admit, when it started I wasn’t in love with it, but it wasn’t until halfway through the second act that this started to really kick in high gear.
Once the horror/thriller element of this film kicks in, we get dropped into a very relatable situation on Chris’s in, because let’s face it being black in a house full of white people is pretty fucking scary, and BOY DOES THIS MOVIE CAPTURE THAT FEELING!!!
On top of that, the performances from the cast are PHENOMENAL, particularly Kaluuya who gives probably his best performance to date. There’s so much to the craft and full on dedication that he exudes hear that it’s hard not to marvel at the incredible work he’s doing, elevating an already great work.
In addition to the great performances and expert execution of the horror tropes we’ve come to know and expect, the underlying social satire of the movie witty, sharp and never overbearing. Peele uses his message to great effect by having it ramp up the tension and assist the tone in building towards a roaring and reveling climax.