Get Out (2017) is a comic/ horror written and directed by Jordan Peele, starring Daniel Kaluuya (Chris) and Allison Williams (his girlfriend Rose). The movie earned 2 noms at the Golden Globes and is running for 4 statuettes at the 90th Academy Awards- Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor for Kaluuya.
The movie tells the misadventures of Chris, a black young photographer who agrees to meet his girlfriend’s parents who live a beautiful colonial house in the countyside. Mom and Dad turn out to be the worst kind of racist psychos cunducting illegal experiments on Rose’s love interests.
Get Out is the first movie I have seen in this award season. And I have enjoyed it because it deals with current topics, such as racism still is in nowadays’ society and illegal scientifical experiments on human beings. But yet, Get Out makes you think&laugh in a comical entertaining way. But it scares you at the same time. How come that illegal experiments are made without no-one notice it? Or worse: a) no one seems to really care, b) where are the authorities?
Daniel Kaluuya gives his face to a complex character. Chris is an ambicious photographer who lives a common, decent life. When things get dangerous, he does not suspect on his beloved girlfriend, does he? But then Chris manages to wake up and manages to get out this horrific reality. A black guy who is smart, fast and “good” in a subdle racial movie where the blacks are not only restrained to play the part of the victims. Chris’ role in the movie jumps of the opposition of colors, making us reflect more on the cruel experiments. We don’t tolerate them because they are injustly applied on black people or we don’t tolerate them at all? I mean, even if applied to asian people/european/caucasian or on the environment and the animals? Kaluuya’s acting portrays all this. Intense interpretation.
Rose’s family. I mean, wow. How is it even possible that a revival colonial house exists in 21th c? The parallelism between the 2 “worlds”, contemporary and colonial is very interesting.
Classical horror effects, music and… tools.
Movie rating: 5/5 stars.
In my opinion, one of the most complete movies of the season, even if its early screen opening seems to cut Get out out of the awards game. Be scared of outsiders.