Holy crap that escalated… I freaking loved this movie. I am still laughing. I have watched three for best movie so far (this one, Dunkirk and The Shape Of Water). Hands down, the best of the three. There was so much amazingly wrongness to this movie. Daniel Kaluuya was amazing in it. That sly look up and away with a smile when shit was going wrong. So much wrong.
I have always loved horror flicks. HBO notes this as a Horror flick. I don’t think I would put it in that category. Maybe suspense but not horror. I kept waiting for things to jump out of the corner. The end of that movie, I was begging for him to get away. I would have been utterly pissed if he had been killed or some crazy hook at the end where he had old white photographer dude in his brain.
My favorite character was played by LilRel Howery. He made the movie. The TSA had that shit on lock!
I did not keep notes of what I was thinking while it was on. Apologies.
HIGHLY recommend!! Highly!!
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IMDB Synopsis: It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Additional Movie Info:
It received a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 99% Fresh. It received a Rotten Tomato audience rating of 87% liking it. Average Rating: 4.2/5 with a number of User Ratings: 66,893.
Specs: Release date: 24 February 2017 (USA) / Runtime: 104 minutes / Budget: $5M
- Director Jordan Peele was inspired to write this movie by Eddie Murphy‘s stand-up film Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983). Murphy jokes about horror films, including Poltergeist (1982) and The Amityville Horror (1979), and asks why white people do not leave when there is a ghost in the house. Murphy jokes that as he was showing his wife around a beautiful house, if he heard a ghost whisper, “get out,” he would immediately tell her, “Too bad we can’t stay, baby!” Peele repeated Murphy’s joke on the DVD commentary of this film.
- Due to the success of this film, Jordan Peele became the first African-American writer and director to earn more than $100 million in a debut film.
- Get Out (2017) was filmed in 23 days.
- LilRel Howery, who played Chris’s best friend Rod, ad-libbed the majority of his funny lines.
- Regarding the meaning of The Sunken Place, creator/director Jordan Peele said, “The Sunken Place means we’re marginalized. No matter how hard we scream, the system silences us.”
- Yasuhiko Oyama, who plays Hiroki Tanaka, the Japanese man at the garden party, is not an actor, but a noted karate master. As the casting call for secondary characters was local, Peele had trouble finding an older Japanese actor near Alabama. Oyama lived in Birmingham and is the father-in-law of Peele’s friend Ken Marino.
- Due to its rare and impeccable rating score, the film was named the best-rated film of 2017 on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Armond White is the only known professional movie critic to give this film a negative review, thus lowering its excellent Rotten Tomatoes rating from 100 percent to 99 percent. He claimed that it was produced for a liberal agenda and referred to it as a “get whitey” film (White is African-American). The critic is known to give rotten reviews to mainly revered films like Toy Story 3 (2010), which also had an excellent 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.
- Rose wasn’t actually sticking up for Chris when she argued with the police officer about showing ID. She’s avoiding a paper trail. Had the cop run both their licenses, there would be a record that Chris and Rose were together before his eventual disappearance.
- On the tour, Dean remarks, “We hired Georgina and Walter to help care for my parents. When they died, I couldn’t bear to let them go.” There’s a pronoun antecedent slip here, and it’s on purpose. He couldn’t bear to let “them” – as in his parents, not Georgina and Walter – go.
- Before the auction, the man who was a professional golfer asks to see Chris’s form. He does this because he is deciding whether or not to bid on Chris. This is the same reason the wife of a dying man (with oxygen tank) asks if the sex is better with a black man.
- At the end of the movie, Rose is left to die in a similar to Chris’s mother – lying alone on/near the road.
- During the DVD commentary, director Jordan Peele explained that he had created a large backstory for the Armitages’ group of friends. They belong to an ancient secret society descended from the Knights Templar, who are associated with the Holy Grail in popular culture. For centuries, they had been trying to seeking eternal life promised by the Holy Grail, and finally achieved it with the Coagula procedure. This also explains the significance of the knight’s helmet Jeremy has in the opening scene where he abducts Andre.
- When Chris starts to suspect things are going south and is standing in the bedroom talking to Georgina, over his shoulder there’s a part of a poster on the wall visible, making up the words “Chris is dead”.