P.A.R.C. Mag Issue # 5 - Page 104

By: KC Loesener

You know the unnerving feeling when you're on a roller coaster as you're sitting on the slow ascent to the top? That creeping feeling where you're a little nervous, your hands may be shaky and the anticipation of the drop is on your mind, well the movie Get Out is a lot like that. One can classify it as a climactic horror, psychological thriller, filled with twists and turns, most of all the plot was very intriguing. From the writer, producer and, director Jordan Peele of comedic duo Key & Peele on the Comedy Central Network brings this chilling tale to life.

The film takes place with a young black photographer Chris Washington, and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage who are in an interracial relationship. They later go to visit the estate of Chris' girlfriend's parents and meet the family as any young couple tends to do. Chris is concerned, and a bit nervous because Rose hasn't told her parents that he is black. She tries to assure him of course that everything will be ok. Upon their arrival to the estate, Chris senses that something is not quite right with Rose's parents and the eerieness of the estate is overwhelming.

Now since this review has no spoilers, I can just say that the racial overtones pretty much summed up any young, black man's fears. They were all brought to light in this film. The takeaway would definitely be your way of thinking and also how some of what society may still think and believe despite past advancements. What's great about this film is that it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was released in the U.S. in February which is an astonishing achievement in itself. Since it's release, this film has received high praise from critics and had grossed over $30million in the box office in its opening weekend with a budget of $4.5 million.

Aside from this box office smash, the acting was phenomenal.

Chris, played by actor Daniel Kaluuya gave a power performance that had audiences on the edge of their seat as they empathized with his predicament, and also watched in horror as his story unfolded. I would say definitely go out, and see this movie. It will initially leave you speechless, but later you will be able to open the flow of communication to discuss some of the haunting scenes and at times the disturbing and raw content of the film.

Rank: 9/10