When they arrive at Rose's gorgeous house, we're introduced to her family who are so unintentionally racist it made the whole audience break out in laughter every time the dad opened his mouth. But Get Out is fantastic fun at the movies. The film is directed and produced by Key & Peele actor, Jordan Peele, who embraces and channels his inner Quentin Tarantino. Blumhouse is scheduled to release four more movies this year. He's just hopeful that it will. One of the most repeated refrains from white folk is this idea that African Americans would be accepted if they were just more like us.
Daniel Kaluuya plays Chris Washington in Universal Pictures' "Get Out".
A young black man ventures to white suburbia to meet his girlfriend's parents but soon realizes he better Get Out in the first feature film from director Jordan Peele of comedic duo Key & Peele. She hasn't told her parents he's black, and he anticipates a potentially uncomfortable scene.
Everything seems fine at first, and Rose's father, Dean (Bradley Whitford) seems to take a strong liking to him, but Chris begins to note slightly peculiar goings-on as the day progresses: For one thing, the black maid (Betty Gabriel) and groundskeeper (Marcus Henderson) seem nearly robotic, for another, Rose's antsy brother (Caleb Landry Jones), keeps wanting to physically challenge him. But otherwise, the entire Armitage family seems genial enough.
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The housekeepers, Walter (Marcus Henderson) and Georgina (Betty Gabriel), act fairly openly bonkers. It's the shame of Chris being sized up by party guests like he's on the auction block. And many more significant freakish events leave Chris wondering whether something inimical is going on, or he's just being paranoid.
Lil Rey Howery provides the film with a little comic relief as Rod Williams, a dog-sitting TSA agent who's Chris' best friend.
In a September interview, Peele described the film as "one of the very, very few horror movies that does jump off of racial fears". The script is tremendously taut and thought-through, with minor details from the early going constantly revealing new significance. Chris is understandably nervous, especially when he discovers Rose hasn't informed her parents that she's dating a black guy. When he sat down to write Get Out, he began to think the same could and should be done for race. And he's unsparing in mocking them, in terms of making his antagonists not just ruthless, but laughable. When he runs into her late that night after going out for a smoke, she convinces him to let her cure him of the habit by going under. The very real, authentically frightening, practice of white Americans brutally harvesting the culture and bodies of black people didn't require much adjustment to produce a horror film. Rose (Allison Williams is an inspired bit of casting in this role, as Vulture points out) would be the final girl in a more conventional horror film, while here she's merely the final obstacle to Chris's escape.