Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.Written by
There has been debate on whether the film is either strictly a thriller film or strictly a horror film. The film had been marketed and promoted mainly as a horror film before and after its release. Yet, after the film had eventually started unexpectedly receiving many prestigious accolades, it was being referred to as a thriller by mainstream media. However, much of the viewers still referred to it as a horror film due to the film's overly creepy atmosphere and concept. Part of the reason for this debate was due to notable awards like the Golden Globes and Academy Awards treating horror films less favorably. It was even argued that horror films that do end up receiving some sort of major award recognition would be deemed thrillers instead due to the stigma of the horror genre supposedly being too extreme and not deep enough for award voters. See more »
The first night at Rose's parents' house, Chris moves the stuffed lion facing outward. When he wakes up, the lion is looking towards the bed again. Later in the day, during the party, the lion is facing away from the bed again. See more »
Delivering both on the expectations of the genre and the comedic expectations of a Jordan Peele creation, GET OUT is simply amazing.
Jordan Peele's directorial debut is an exhilarating horror thriller that also manages to spark laughter and comment on social issues. The cinematography, tropes, and soundtrack echo horror, but the film finds abundant moments of comic relief like when a father reassures the main character he isn't racist by claiming, "I would have voted for Obama for a third term." Before the plot delves into a traditional horror frenzy, it mines the horrors of racism. The social commentary plays on audience expectations and results in both humor and suspense. Delivering both on the expectations of the genre and the comedic expectations of a Jordan Peele creation, GET OUT is simply amazing.
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