Comedian turned director Jordan Peel's provocative horror thriller pushes racially sensitive buttons with fiendish skill and darkly comic wit, discovers Jason Best.
Just because you're invited, doesn't mean you're welcome.
Young African-American photographer Chris is understandably just a little on edge when he pays his first visit to his white girlfriend Rose’s wealthy parents at their swanky home in the country, but he has no idea quite how unsettling the weekend will turn out to be.
Get Out is a terrific feature debut from writer-director Jordan Peele (one half of TV sketch show duo Key & Peele), a provocative, deeply creepy horror thriller that pushes racially sensitive buttons with fiendish skill and darkly comic wit.
British-Ugandan actor Daniel Kaluuya makes a hugely sympathetic lead, Allison Williams drips posh suavity as Rose, and Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener are spot on as the ostentatiously liberal, Obama-voting parents.
Peele (seen in last year’s kitten-kidnap comedy Keanu) handles his film’s tonal shifts brilliantly, the mood changing eerily from a modern Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner to a latter-day Stepford Wives as toe-curling social discomfort gives way to prickling unease and jolting jump scares.
Certificate 15. Runtime 104 mins. Director Jordan Peele
Get Out available on Blu-ray & DVD from Universal Pictures.
· Alternate Ending with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele · Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele · Unveiling the Horror of Get Out: Go behind-the-scenes for the making of Get Out · Q&A Discussion with Writer/Director Jordan Peele and the Cast: Director/Writer Jordan Peele sits down with the cast to answer fan questions on the film hosted by Chance the Rapper. · Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jordan Peele
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