I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published April 20th 2017
Get Out and see this incredible film today
Before I get into reviewing this film, I must warn those of you who do not like spoilers to refrain from viewing the full, long version of the trailer, which I have not included in this article, as it literally and disappointingly contains every good part of the film!
Expertly written and directed by Jordan Peele (Keanu and MADtv), Get Out, is a brilliant horror film, which combines the best film making techniques of both classic and modern horror's, to make for a thrilling story, with the added twists of comic relief, suspense and mystery.
The film follows the story of Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya (Johnny English Reborn and Kick-Ass 2), who is very much in love with his beautiful girlfriend Rose, played by Allison Wiliams (Peter Pan Live! and HBO's Girls), in her first ever role in a feature film. The couple go on a trip to meet Rose's parents, played by Catherine Keener (The Croods and The 40 Year-Old Virgin) and Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods and The West Wing) and her brother Jeremy, played by Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class and No Country for Old Men), who clearly has a screw, or ten loose, in the suburbs, while his best friend Rod, played by LilRel Howery (Get a Job and The Carmichael Show), who absolutely steals the spotlight, dog sits for him. However, Chris is worried that Rose's family may not accept him, due to the fact that he is of a different race.
Chris's worries soon disappear, when Rose's family are so accepting and loving towards him and explain to him that their African-American servants, Walter, played by Marcus Henderson (Django Unchained and 2016's Pete's Dragon) and Georgina, played by Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year and Good Girls Revolt), who both play their roles in spectacular fashion, were hired to look after Rose's grandparents and after they died, they were hired full time, so they wouldn't suddenly be left without jobs. However Chris soon finds out that their behaviour is far from normal and, after another bizarre incident with an African-American man at a party, he decides it's time to get out. But could it all be too little, too late?
Every character, even those with very small parts, are brilliantly played by the cast and are very well fleshed out, even those we only get a small amount of time that to know, which is a major credit to the script.
I loved every part of this film, as it really keeps you guessing as to what is actually happening and will have you laughing out loud at one moment and on the edge of your seat and jumping out of your skin at the next.
Get Out is rated MA and is recommended for people ages 15 and up, as it contains strong themes and violence.