Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a movie in disguise. Watching the trailer or reading Get Out‘s official synopsis, it’s officially a horror/mystery movie about a boyfriend who visits his girlfriend’s mysterious family. In fact, the entire climax of the movie supports that assertion. Upon closer analysis, however, it’s much more than that. Every bit of this film, written and directed by Peele, is rife with political and social commentary.
Peele’s directorial debut net him the superlative of highest-grossing feature-length debut for a writer/director of an original screenplay. (The Blair Witch Project has held this distinction since 1999.) Get Out‘s success shows movies can span multiple genres and more importantly, it transformed a minefield of a topic into entertainment. This is a movie to watch, analyze, and then re-watch.
Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, LilRel Howery, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford and Lakeith Stanfield.
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