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Us (2019)

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A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

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Jordan Peele

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Jordan Peele
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lupita Nyong'o ... Adelaide Wilson / Red
Winston Duke ... Gabe Wilson / Abraham
Elisabeth Moss ... Kitty Tyler / Dahlia
Tim Heidecker ... Josh Tyler / Tex
Shahadi Wright Joseph ... Zora Wilson / Umbrae
Evan Alex ... Jason Wilson / Pluto
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Russel Thomas / Weyland
Anna Diop ... Rayne Thomas / Eartha
Cali Sheldon ... Becca Tyler / Io
Noelle Sheldon ... Lindsey Tyler / Nix
Madison Curry ... Young Adelaide Wilson / Young Red
Ashley Mckoy Ashley Mckoy ... Teenage Adelaide Wilson / Teenage Red
Napiera Groves ... Dr. Foster
Lon Gowan ... Don
Alan Frazier ... Alan / Jeremiah
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Storyline

In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide's childhood home where they're staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like them, only with grotesque appearances. Written by jesusblack-30225

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From Jordan Peele, writer/director of 'Get Out,' comes a New Nightmare See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror, and language. | See all certifications »

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USA | Japan | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,117,625, 24 March 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$174,748,645, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,511,645, 12 May 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Run, Rabbit, Run" is used in the opening scene of Peele's previous film, Get Out (2017). The opening credits for Us (2019) feature a wall of caged rabbits, and rabbits are a recurrent theme throughout the film. See more »

Goofs

Rabbit is supposedly the only food source for the Tethered. However, rabbit meat is incredibly lean, and actually takes more calories to digest than it provides. This phenomenon, known as rabbit starvation, makes it impossible to survive on a diet of rabbit alone. See more »

Quotes

Gabe Wilson: No, we're staying here. That's final.
Adelaide Wilson: You don't get to make the decisions anymore!
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Crazy Credits

The names of the Tethered are colored red in the credits. See more »

Connections

References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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Written by Dj Izybeatz (as Andron "Izybeats" Cross), Mikayla Simpson, Leighton Walsh (as Leighton "Walshy Fire" Walsh)
Performed by Koffee
Courtesy of Promised Land Recordings Ltd/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Ltd
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Great idea, questionable execution...
23 March 2019 | by The_Film_AuditorSee all my reviews

I am torn on whether or not I like the story of Us. Part of me really likes the originality of the idea and the subtle social commentary the film delivers; however, I felt that despite Us having an interesting idea, the execution led to a disjointed story that felt a bit scatterbrained. There were definitely parts of the film that were suspenseful and horrifying, but at the same time, other parts felt too over-explained or tropey. This leads to me having many unanswered questions about certain aspects and feeling like other aspects shouldn't have been explained at all to keep the mystery. I think the story is hard to talk about without spoiling it, but overall, I expected more from Jordan Peele's writing but did enjoy some of it.

Despite my indecisive feelings of the film's story, many pieces of the film were exceptionally well done. One aspect that stood out in Us was the soundtrack and the usage of music. I think the original soundtrack was memorable and used appropriately to accentuate the feeling of horror at some points in the film. On the flip side, the soundtrack was used to perfectly contrast what was going on onscreen. This led to some great sequences (the Beach Boys scene) that utilized the soundtrack in an interesting way. Another part of the film that I really enjoyed was Lupita Nyong'o and the child actors' performances. Nyong'o in particular is the most terrifying part of the film. She plays both a horrific monster and a badass mother, making it easy to forget that the same actor plays them.

As a whole, I think Us is an enjoyable horror film that has some missteps with its story elements and structure. I would recommend this film to horror fans, but don't go into the film expecting anything like Get Out.


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