Thursday, 8 March 2018
Review - Get Out
I actually didn't know what the plot of the movie was before I started watching, and honestly, I think that's the best way to approach it. It meant that I felt a little off-balance for most of the movie, and that's really how the best thrillers should work.
Little shocks and tiny heart attacks here and there are also very important.
The social commentary is obvious - young African-American man goes to meet his wealthy white girlfriend's parents for the first time - and he feels unsettled and out of place right from the start. He also sees other African-American people working as servants and that adds to the unsettled feel of the whole movie.
Get Out is entirely centred around Daniel Kaluuya's performance as Chris, and he holds everything together with his performance, even when everything starts falling apart around him.
The central premise of the story is ... really really really disturbing. Like. Eeeesh.
I don't want to say too much because spoilers, but if you get a chance, you should definitely watch the movie.