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

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We Are Our Own Worst Enemy. See more »

Genres:

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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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$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

During the filming at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the rides were all filled with dummies, then CGI was used to create moving people. See more »

Goofs

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: but the soul remains one
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References It Follows (2014) See more »

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FUCK THA POLICE
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), M.C. Ren (as Lorenzo Patterson), Harry Whitaker, Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great artistry, but standard overall...
24 March 2019 | by sirwillisivSee all my reviews

I really wanted to love Us, but I could only bring myself to simply like it. It's certainly creepy and thought-provoking, but also quite predictable. I didn't think the twists were that intriguing (or really added up overall). Even though the writing didn't do it for me, I do appreciate the artistry. It's only Jordan Peele's second film, but his craft is spellbinding. He knows how to captivate the audience. The acting, the shots, the editing, the pacing are all top-notch and kept me chilled and engaged throughout. If the third act wasn't so underwhelming (especially after so much lengthy tension-building), I would consider it a masterpiece of horror like the rest of the world.


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