Title: Get Out
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Runtime: 1 hr 44 mins
What It Is: Chris (Kaluuya) is a young black man going to visit his white girlfriend Rose’s (Williams) family. Her mother Missy (Catherine Keener) and father Dean (Whitford) live in a remote location in upstate New York. When something strange happens that leads a visitor to the home to request that he “get out” he begins to worry. Chris begins to worry and his suspicions may or may not be warranted and the suspicious nature of the predominantly black help at the home raises more questions.
What We Think: The type of thriller the edge of your seat was made for. Jordan Peele crafts a story so relevant that it should be placed in a capsule when someone asks what 2017 was like for black Americans. All of the acting is absolutely stellar. I love that the film slowly reveals itself to the audience never tipping its hand. Working almost like an excellent poker player. The film is funny, but that’s what you’d expect from a guy with the comedic clout of Jordan Peele. It never falls into the easy turf and instead lets the movie do what it needs to do.
Our Grade: A-, One of 2017’s absolute best! This is a film that offers a rewatchability that isn’t often seen. I feel as though you’d pick up something new on each subsequent rewatch. Having said that obviously, I’m going to recommend you check this film out and it is not even a close one. See the film as soon as possible. I really cannot wait for whatever comes next for Jordan Peele behind the camera. He’s supposedly up for the American live-action adaptation of Akira.I hope that is the case because there’s a great, and poignant story to be told there. This seems to be right in the wheelhouse that Peele’s established with this film.