Get Out, Jordan Peele

Get Out is racking up rave reviews for one of the worst months for movies during the year. It is a satirical film set like a horror movie mirroring others like Stepford Wives. Comedian Jordan Peele is being hailed as a directorial genius in his film debut. Vulture explains the plot of the film:

Daniel Kaluuya plays Chris, a black photographer who travels to an affluent suburb with his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), to meet her family. Before they leave, he learns she hasn’t told them he’s black, and he’s a bit nervous.

The film has received 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, ¾ from Roger Ebert, and 83% from Metacritic. The film is a major hit, because it hits close to home. The film explores the evils of American suburbia and the underlying racial issues many still face today. All seems normal with Rose’s family and the suburbs she came from, but they seem a little too welcoming, especially to anyone of color. Rose’s father cannot stop boasting about how much he helps people of color. The only other people of color are the help, and they work in a zombie like haze. In fact, without giving away the plot, it is almost cult-like.

Movies like Peele’s Get Out are important in today’s society where people still deny there is institutionalized racism.

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