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Get Out (2017)

Horror, Mystery

Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele
Starring: Catherine Keener, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

"Just because you're invited, doesn't mean you're welcome. "

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a young black man who goes with his white girlfriend for a weekend getaway, to visit her parents, whom he hadn't met before. Even though she assures him there is no racism in her family, he is anxious from the beginning and once they get there, things seem weird from their arrival, and then they get even weirder, and he realizes that there is much more going on.

Marking the directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele fame)—he also wrote and co-produced the film—who has stated that he got inspired by The Stepford Wives, Get Out also reminds of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, but tackles the racism theme in a manner that will still leave you thinking, demonstrating its latent form, as experienced by most black people in society today.

Even though you can from the beginning guess where the plot is going, you'll still find the the evolving story of this cult-like gem pretty interesting and enjoyable. Great acting and character development, beautiful cinematography, mounting tension, offbeat dark humor and the deep social commentary is what make Get Out an ambitious horror masterpiece that's made to appeal to every kind of moviegoer.

Complete with a bonus alternate ending on Amazon Video.

Plot summary from IMDb: A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

Awards: 7 nominations.
Runtime: 104 min



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