(PCM) We can’t come up with enough praise for Jordan Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out” which will be released via Universal Pictures. Peele did a fantastic job with this film which he both wrote and directed. It was an edge-of-your seat thrill ride from beginning to end. While the film’s premise may have stirred up some controversy, it was one of the most brilliant takes on race relations that we have seen.
At no point in time did the film come off in any way as offensive and because of Peele’s background in comedy, being one half of the comedy duo Key & Peele, there was a perfect blend of satire and comedic moments tossed throughout this film as a way to break-up some of the more tension-filled scenes. The pacing was spot-on and at no point did the film drag or feel forced in one particular direction or another to drive the plot forward.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Jordan Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).
When speaking about the production process for various scenes in “Get Out”, Jordan Peele comments, “In one, you’re trying to get a laugh, and in the other, you’re trying to get a scare. It was exciting for me to use everything I’ve learned in comedy for my favorite genre, which is ‘thriller.’”
Peele went on to explain that the idea for the film, “came from my wanting to contribute something to the genres of thriller and horror that was unique to my voice. The fact that it goes to race goes to the area I’ve worked in a lot, which is comedy. This was a movie that reflects real fears of mine and issues that I’ve dealt with before.”
We highly recommend “Get Out” for those who are fans of a solid thriller and can wholeheartedly agree with the critical praises this film has been receiving. You can both watch and listen to our full review of “Get Out” below:
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