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.