Release Date: February 4, 2017
Director: Jordan Peele
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya (Chris), Allison Williams (Rose), Bradley Whitford (Dean), Catherine Keener (Missy)
Our Rating: A
When the concept behind “Get Out” was first introduced, Jordan Peele, the director, said he wanted to write about something he had never seen before. After much contemplation, he came up with the perfect way to address the racial inequalities that continue to exist in America today.
The movie focuses around Rose and Chris, an interracial couple who are now at the “Meet-the-Parents” stage in their relationship. Rose invites Chris on a weekend getaway to meet her parents but Chris worries about how his girlfriend’s parents, Dean and Missy, will deal react to the relationship considering they do not know Chris is African American. As the weekend progresses, Chris makes disturbing discoveries that turn his world upside down and lead him into a life threatening situation.
During the two hour thriller, Peele refuses to hold back any of his views on racial discrimination and targets the inequalities white privilege creates, not only on a nationwide scale but in everyday life. He refuses to cut corners and disguise part of the plot. The movie is very simple and only serves one purpose: to address the current social fears about prejudice, abuse of power, and misuse of authority.
“I feel that racial injustice in America is a growing problem in the country. Hate crimes and inequality that was thought to have been over after the civil rights movements have only gotten worse in 2017. I think that people are not thinking of people as people, but as races or genders or sexual orientations. Racial injustice is a major problem in the country. I don’t think 2017 is the year it will change. People say things have to get worse before they get better and I think this year will prove that statement,” junior Alyssa Lamadriz said
The idea of monsters and clowns or possessed dolls can make movies scary but what makes a movie scarier are things that can actually happen. In this sense, Jordan Peele has crafted one of the scariest movies of all time. “Get Out” will leave you speechless while allowing you to recognize there is something wrong with the closed doors all around you.