Get Out

Get Out is a movie written and directed by Jordan Peele who is known for being a comedian. When the previews for Get Out started I was not sure what to expect, but I saw that Peele directed it and I thought I would go see it.
Get out is about Chris going to visit his white girlfriend’s family for the weekend. The family appears strange at first and just continues to get worse. The family tucks racist comments into conversation, which are blown off by Chris. Things just keep getting weirder and more racist until Chris realizes that the family is nuts and things take a wild turn.
Get out turned out to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. The movie was original and well written. It had a not so subtle message about racism in today’s America that was well delivered in a striking way.
Peele’s movie is dark, funny and scary all wrapped into one, it shows how subtle racism can be in a conversation and in turn how dangerous it can be. It is full of metaphors and hidden messages that are not entirely realized until the end of the movie.
When I watched the movie, the audience was mostly white middle-aged people. One of the most striking things to me was that the movie got them to audibly gasp when racist comments were being said to Chris and got the audience to cheer when Chris was succeeding.
If you have not seen it already go see Get Out, it is a nice change of pace from the usual super hero and action movies. If you do not believe me just go to Rotten Tomatoes where it received 100%. Get Out is movie gold.

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