When “Get Out” was premiered at the 2017 Sundance Festival, it immediately became the talk around town. Director Jordan Peele, who was on the comedy “Key and Peele,” takes the way we think about movies in a different light.
In this horror, suspenseful, “comedy,” we see what we thought was unexpected, expectedly happen. The movie brings to light what we often get uncomfortable talking about, which is race. It makes the audience minds wonder. There are a lot of moments that are unsettling and moments that can be funny just by the way language is used.
The film’s basic premise is about the feeling you get when you have to meet your significant other’s parents, but it’s even more different if you’re dating outside your race. This causes you to feel uncomfortable and you start to feel unwanted. “Get Out” carries a racial edge throughout and could leave you feeling like your life is being threatened.
Peele opens the movie with a very suspenseful tone that sets the order of the movie. The audience is directed to a guy walking down a suburban street, on the phone with someone. He suddenly sees a car appear to turn around and follow him. The street is empty, so the guy knew something was strange. Then the intensity of the situation deepens, exposing the audience into a town they thought would be safe.
As the movie goes on, we see our protagonist, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Wilson), preparing to go to her home to meet her parents. Chris is very nervous to meet her parents and she hasn’t told them that he is black, which heightens the intensity even more.
Chris’s TSA agent warns him about going to meet her parents. This is where more of the comedic tone comes in at the movie, leaving the audience with a good laugh. Chris knew that he was falling in love with Rose, so he knew that he would eventually have to meet them. Rose tries to make him feel better and swear that her dad would have voted for Obama if he was able to serve a third time.
The movie continues to get juicy and leaves the audience wanting to know what happened. When the couple arrives to Rose’s parents house, something is troubling about the parents. Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener) were of course playing off as if they were the most perfect parents ever. From here, this made the audience curious of what the parents were up too.
The next thing that Chris was exposed to was very questionable. The family had a black maid named Georgina (Betty Gabriel) and another black man who did work around the house. They seemed very strange and odd.
From that point on, unbelievable moments start to spiral out of control, causing the audience to grip the edge of their seats as their minds race with questions.
In order to find out and see what happened at the end of the movie, you should go see it. It is playing at a theater near you. Have an open mind and enjoy the movie. If you are looking for a film that will enlighten you on racial issues with a twist, “Get Out” is the movie to see.