Directed by Jordan Peele. US. 2017. R. 1 hour 44 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Fri., January 5, 2018 thru Thu., January 18, 2018
Ends Thu, Jan 18.
Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards! Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). 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.
“The totality of “Get Out” is so original that it defies labels. It seems to have been thought about daily for years or more, so exact are its meanings, references, compositions, cuts and music cues. Peele’s command of historical and literary symbolism is so complete that he can free-associate even as his script is taking care of business. So many details here have an audacious charge that goes beyond character-building to connect with something larger and more alarming.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com