Get Out is a dark thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The movie is written and directed by Jordan Peele. The film follows an interracial couple composed of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams). Chris and Rose has made it to the meet-the-parents milestone of dating where Rose invites Chris upstate to spend the weekend with her parents Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford) in a nice, quiet suburban area. At first, Chris just took their overly accommodating behavior as they way of trying to cope with him being African American though over the course of the weekend Chris uncovers a series of uncanny secrets that leads him to the horrible truth that lies behind the very welcoming hosts. This all worked out nicely offering a mysterious and complete story that is wrapped up by the end of its runtime.
Get Out is Peele’s first attempt at directing, and he does an excellent job. I would have never thought that Peele would create something like this. He perfectly pairs all the actors and scenes together with ease, you’d think he was a veteran director. There was a perfect blend of day and night scenes even keeping the days feeling eerie. The casting felt spot on, Kaluuya and Williams played the perfect Happy-go-lucky couple who seem like they could do anything together. Keener and Whitford portrayal of the nice, happy parents who want the best for their daughter was great. The rest of the supporting staff also helped in filling out the rest of the story. The way the film merged scenes together was sold with perfect story telling. The idea behind Get Out was a new genius spin on abduction films, I’m happy to see Universal taking chances on films and directors to create unique experiences.
Get Out is surprisingly good, with a slight dark twist to it that keeps the audience engaged by never giving too much away until it’s time to reveal the climax of the film. Some comedy is thrown in to break up stress at certain moments and the film is one of the best combinations of this to date. Get Out has a lot of shocking discoveries that keep you guessing until the credits role. With only a few scary moments you won’t be afraid to stay in the theatre while still feeling that suspense. The cast fit perfect into the film and I never thought funny man Jordan Peele could pull something like this off, but he did an amazing job. Although this was just a different take on abduction films it was really well put together.
Review for Get Out at Theater with Standard Viewing
Screening Provided by NBC Universal