Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Movie Review Madness - Get Out

Get Out is a funny/scary/horror/sharp intense film with a twist to the plot. I should stop there and just say, “Go see it.”  Okay, I’ll share a teensy bit more. Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele – think comedy/ MAD TV,etc) is the writer/director. Apparently, he’s always loved horror films and wanted to create one. This has been a long time in the making and it shows. The plot is sharp, the writing has a bite, and the production is slick. Go see it.

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is seen packing a bag. Rose (Allison Williams) shows up at his apartment and asks if he’s ready to go. That’s when he asks a pivotal question, “Do your parents know I’m black?” Hmmm. She shrugs it off as no big deal. It’s going to be a nice weekend out of the city in upstate New York. Oh yeah, the parents are cool. Well, on the surface Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford) do seem like the dorky parents, trying to be cool and welcoming. But…there’s some weird vibes. Something is just a tad off with the long time groundskeeper and the house servant. Things progress. Chris has a weird dream, or does he? What’s going on?

There’s a big party that weekend and folks arrive from all over. Awkward chats ensue, and again …what the heck is going on?  Chris chats with his buddy Rod who’s back home doing the dog sitting. Rod, who works for the TSA, says “Get out of there, fool.”  Chris might want to heed that advice.


I absolutely must stop there. Yes, there is some violence but this is not a mad slasher, over the top crazy horror flick. Get Out keeps you interested and saying to yourself, “Oh Chris, listen to your instincts, man.”  Go see this movie. Get in, watch, and then Get Out

15 comments:

  1. Sure sounds like a must see, been on my list to give a go indeed.

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    1. It is different in a good way. Enjoy

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  2. I saw the previews for it, did look interesting. Good review!

    Betty

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  3. Wow now I definitely want to see this!

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    1. Keep in mind this time of year tends to be dull. I am happy with a movie that is coherent. This one leaped above the bar

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  4. I've heard a lot of good things about that film.

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    1. As much as you like movies, you need to see it. Enjoy and I hope you agree

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  5. I hadn't heard of this one until now. It sounds suspenseful and like one I would enjoy. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Things have been slow at theaters. At least this is entertaining

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  6. Hi Joanne - certainly seems like one to see perhaps - there are so many films at the moment - that I seem to be swamped in ideas ... I may get there - may not! Cheers Hilary

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    1. This is a good kickoff to spring season

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  7. I've been seeing this mentioned a lot. I like scary movies, but only if they're of the "leave a little to the imagination" variety. I can't take gore!

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  8. Sounds good! I thought it'd be more of a typical horror flick, which isn't my favorite genre, but this sounds above and beyond that. Okay, you talked me into it.

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  9. Seems like a film one must see.

    Yvonne.

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