I do know that even though I'm white, I don't trust many rich white people because they're shady as fuck.
I also know that Jordan Peele has crafted a debut film that is a deft and poignant (and entertaining) look into the issue of race, and it scared the living hell out of me.
Chris is a black dude with a hot white girlfriend. They're in love, an they've reached the point in their relationship where she wants him to meet her parents. He's nervous about the idea, not only because it's intimidating as hell to meet a girl's parents for the first time, but because she hasn't told them he's black, and with them being rich and white and all, he's afraid they're going to be on some Guess Who's Coming to Dinner type of shit.
|"CALL US SALT-N-PEPA ONE MORE TIME."|
Then things begin to get even stranger, and eventually become downright deadly.
And that's all we're saying about that.
|THESE MOTHERFUCKERS RIGHT HERE...|
And Peele gives us a finale that goes in, and it gets bloody as hell.
What more can we really ask for? (Gratuitous nudity, but we digress.)
Daniel Kaluuya may not be familiar to the American Audience at large, but we've been fans of his since he starred in a short-lived UK TV show called The Fades back in 2011. The Kid can act, and he takes the ball and runs with it here, playing a likeable "Final Guy" that you just can't help rooting for. Even more impressive was Lil Rel Howrey as Rod, who had us laughing our asses off every time he spoke. Bradley Whitford and Katherine Keener made for perfect villains (that's not much of a spoiler), and Keener especially, who is no stranger to playing dark and evil; if you want to see her at her terrifying best, check out An American Crime.
And of course there's Allison Williams who plays the loving girlfriend with such perfect ambiguity that you're never sure what she's all about. She impressed, with some truly great scenes towards the end.
|OH DEER GOD...|
|GET OUT! GET OUT NOW!|
|THAT"S SYMBOLISM RIGHT THERE.|
|THIS DEER HAS SEEN SOME SHIT.|
|WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YOUR FACE AND GET NAKED.|
"I'm TS -Mutherfuckin'- A, we handle shit."
And the whole Jeffrey Dahmer bit. Shit had us rolling.
|THIS DUDE"S GOT JOKES.|
Rent it now, or buy it when it hits Blu-ray in 2 weeks, but see it you must.
Get Out is available now on VOD, and is still in some theaters.
Allison Williams is a pretty little snowflake in this one.