Jordan Peele is most known for ‘Key and Peele’ the comedy skit series starring himself and Keegan-Michael Key. His directorial debut, although containing some funny moments, is a full blown horror that plays off, like most great horror movies do, real life issues.
Christ Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) has been with Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) now for several months and it’s time to meet the parents. Meeting the parents, of course, could be scary enough for anyone, but for Chris, his biggest worry is whether Rose’s parents will have a problem with him being an African-American.
And… well, I’d prefer to tell you no more. The synopsis for Get Out is: a young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate. With that, you should watch it. Like most horror movies the trailers give away way too much, so I’d just leave it at this: the trip doesn’t go as planned.
Get Out is a small film held on the back off the tight direction of Peele and the actors surrounding him. Kaluuya gives a fantastic performance a Chris, a man who generally seems like a great guy. But it’s during the smaller, more tense, and weirder scenes where Kaluuya holds together scenes from falling into parody. Williams is also great in her first feature film role, especially towards the last third of the film. Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener and Caleb Landry Jones give wonderfully odd performances as the rest of Rose’s family as well.