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Us (2019)

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A family's serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begins to terrorize them.

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Jordan Peele

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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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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 and talk like them, only with grotesque appearances. Written by jesusblack-30225

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Horror | Thriller

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Monkeypaw Productions See more »
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers did not need to do much work on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, as many games and rides are originals going far back as the 1910's. Also, indeed there is an underground tunnel system under The Boardwalk, though it is mostly used for storage and as a shelter in case of any emergency. There is no hall of mirrors (as shown in the film) on the beach. See more »

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When Gabe and his doppelganger, Abraham, (Duke Winston) fall overboard in the motorboat, the boat did not go into the "circle of death." When people fall overboard in small motorboats and the motor is still in operation, the propellers and steering force to continually veer left, making it circle the people in the water, often closing in on them. This is referred to as "The Circle of Death." Many people have been injured and even killed by boat propellers in these situations. See more »

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Red: Once upon a time, there was a girl and the girl had a shadow. The two were connected, tethered together. And the girl ate, her food was given to her warm and tasty. But when the shadow was hungry, he had to eat rabbit raw and bloody. On Christmas, the girl received wonderful toys; soft and cushy. But the shadow's toys were so sharp and cold they sliced through her fingers when she tried to play with them. The girl met a handsome prince and fell in love. But the shadow at that same time had ...
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The names of the Tethered are colored red in the credits. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Us and...
24 March 2019 | by nikxatzSee all my reviews

...Them. The rich and the poor. The wealhy and the impoverished. The ones and the others. The people and the puppets. The living and their shadows.

Us is the second movie directed by the highly-respected Jordan Peele, who made "Get Out" 2 years ago. This horror film manages to do so many things in its limited runtime. It succeeds at being a fun, scary an entertaining ride without losing its social and political themes.

The film talks about disciminations and class diferences in a fresh and exciting way and proves that such social problems are still present. We have our luxurious houses, our well-cooked meals, our comfortable lifestyles and because of our easiness we tend to forget about "Them", the ones who suffer, who are in pain or the ones who help and try but never get a reward. "Us" is parltly about all these intriguing themes, but never forgets that it is also a film and a dark and fun experirience and not just a politically driven story.

Its nicely shot, some of the shots actually ahve hidden meanings and clues or the development of the story. The acting is spot on, with Lupita playing 2 really demanding roles giving her most shocking performance yet. The soundtrack is great and some of the songs are used a contrast to the events of the film and make for a good laugh. The movie has its humor too, but sometimes I felt that it was too much with it.

The script is really one of a kind. It might not be 100% original, but it is presented in such a way that the point it tries to make are clear while being such a good cinematic experience. It is of a bigger scale and has a lot of plot points that are clever.

Now, the bads. Firstly, like most films of its genre, it has a banch of forced moments and some characters take really stupid decisions. Sometimes, during the 2nd act, it loses its weight as a story and has a lot of ups and downs in its tone. One joke comes after the other and I kind of forgot that I was watching a horror film. And the twist in the end is sooooooooooooooooo predictable and I'm still not sure if it is really important. They could have just go for something more ambiguous or give a hint or something.

But, overall that's a good horror-social commentary-comedy! Jordan Peele makes his own kind of movies and tries to explore and talk about global and "US " issues in startling, new ways. Even if I'm not sure if "Us" and "Get Out" belong in the same universe, they are great and significant films and deserve your attention!

8/10 Watch in the cinemas with your shadow and have some scissors with you...


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