Get Out (2017)

Name: Get Out
Year: 2017
Country: USA
Director: Jordan Peele
Main Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford
Runtime: 104 minutes
Production company: Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions

Find the time to go to the cinema this weekend, because this is one of the “must-sees” of the year. A directorial debut for Jordan Peele (Comedy actor, who has appeared mainly in TV series) this movie brings a fresh story, who has the power to captivate large audiences and please at the same time the demanding ones (like us!).

Written by the same Jordan Peele (son of a white and black couple), the departing point has an inevitable comparison to the storyline of the classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), where Katharine Hepburn invited his African-American fiancé, played exquisitely by Sidney Poitier, to dinner at her parents. The surprise at the time was huge, since mixed couples weren’t common in America, and the movie was stating a racist fact, while at the same time opened the minds and showed to the audiences a reality that was changing. I remember watching the movie with my grandma, she loved it, but still, it was fiction happening on the screen, and I would say even today, it’s not a common thing, to see white and black people together. Get Out starts with the same idea: a white girl invites his black boyfriend to spend a weekend with her parents. But from here on, the surprises the film has for us are many.

Produced by Blumhouse (Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), The Purge (2013), The Visit (2015), Split (2016) and a large etc.), a company that certainly is behind most of the best horror related movies of the last years, Get Out has the particularity of combining the horror genre with comedy in a very intelligent way, endowing the movie of critical content while offering a perfect product of entertainment that keeps you attached to your seat. No time to get bored, a shot of fresh dialogs and interpretations from promising Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario (2015), Kick-Ass 2 (2013)) and Allison Williams (Girls (2012-2017)), to consecrated Bradley Whitford (The West Wing (1999-2006)) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich (1999)).

The script solidity being one of its strengths. Jordan Peele announced that he has up to four other horror features addressing social issues (like this one dealing with racism), so for all the lovers of this film, there’s more coming up soon, producer Jason Blum (from Blumhouse) already having shown great interest in keeping this profitable relationship with Peele. So that’s great news, and shows that a genre framework like horror doesn’t have to be typecast as empty, scary, floppy loosy for long, but on the contrary, still has a lot to contribute and experiment in the upcoming years.

RATE: 7,5/10


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