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Get Out A horror movie with a satirical premise

Jamaica Gleaner / Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries led him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

The film is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele, and marks a genre shift for him, as he has traditionally worked in comedy ( Key & Peele ). Peele, however, sees the genres as similar. The Stepford Wives (1975) provided inspiration for Peele, who said “it’s a horror movie but has a satirical premise”.

Get Out addresses issues of race in ways that are uncomfortable, gruesome, and at times uncomfortably funny. It’s especially timely, given the United State’s current political climate.

The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener.

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