A few nights ago, I was watching videos on Facebook when one popped up featuring Jordan Peele, the creator of the movie Get Out. He was talking about the movie’s success and that it was approaching its one year anniversary. To celebrate this occasion, he was offering free movie screenings at select theaters. I asked a friend if he would be interested and he said “Yes, of course!” The research was done and the AMC Phipps in Atlanta was having a screening tonight. We gathered a group of six people and headed to the movie.
Imagine you’re sitting there watching a movie and then all of a sudden….BAM! You are taken aback so much by the twist that you lose your concentration on what’s been going on. I’ve watched a few of those and you don’t have to be dimwitted for that to happen. I don’t think this movie is like that. There are twists but they come along just in time to make sense in the story. I think it’s perfection.
Daniel Kaluuya plays the role of Chris Washington who is dating Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) and they go to meet her family at a large home in a secluded area. You soon realize that these white people in the woods aren’t really the nicest, sane people in existence. Catherine Keener (40 Year Old Virgin) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, The Cabin in the Woods) play Rose’s parents, Missy and Dean, and you think they are simply suburban parents until you start noticing something a bit on the creepy side. Where they appear normal, at first, her brother Jeremy is seen to be a loon right off the bat. There’s no second guessing that there’s something wrong upstairs. Their family, along with the black man and woman who live in the house and act as servants, continue making you scratch your head through the movie.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you really should find a theater that may still be playing it. You will not regret seeing it. There weren’t many people in the theater with us, but those who were in there became engrossed in the action. At the beginning of the movie, Jordan Peele tells everyone to interact with the movie. Everyone in the theater was definitely interacting with the movie. “Kill that bitch!” “Beat his ass!” It was so funny being in there and talking openly toward the screen and everyone joining in the fun. That’s the first, and maybe the last, opportunity I will have where everyone is there to enjoy the movie together.