Get Out


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Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Jordan Peele, marking his directorial debut. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford and Stephen Root, and follows a young interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman's parents.

The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017 and was released in the United States on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures. The film garnered global acclaim and became a sizable box office hit, grossing in $30.5 million.

Plot

Andre Hayworth (Stanfield) is lost in a suburb at night. He realizes a car is following him, but before he can escape, a masked figure exits the car, knocks Hayworth unconscious and drags him into the trunk.

Photographer Chris Washington (Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Williams), prepare for a trip to meet her parents, Dean (Whitford) and Missy Armitage (Keener). He is concerned because Rose has not yet told her parents that he is black. She brushes this off, and they drive to her parents"? estate, located outside of the city. The couple arrives at Dean and Missy Armitage"?s estate, passing the African-American groundskeeper, Walter (Henderson). Rose's parents welcome Chris and give him a tour of the house, whereupon he meets their maid, Georgina (Gabriel), who is also African-American.

Dean, Missy, Rose, and Chris sit down together outside. They discuss Chris"?s smoking habit, and Missy, a psychiatrist, offers to help him overcome the addiction through hypnosis, which Chris declines. Rose's brother Jeremy (Jones) then arrives at the estate, and the entire family has dinner with Chris. That night, Chris goes out into the backyard to smoke. After strange encounters with Georgina and Walter, he re-enters the house without smoking. When he does, Missy invites him to sit down with her. Missy brings up Chris"? smoking habit and asks him about his mother. Chris reveals that his mother died in a hit-and-run incident when he was 11 years old and he feels guilty for not calling 911 as soon as he noticed she never came home. Chris finds himself unable to move or stop talking about his mother, and he realizes he is being hypnotized. Missy commands him to sink into the floor, and he falls in an endless void, which Missy refers to as "the sunken place" while looking at Missy through a large screen. Chris suddenly wakes up and believes that the encounter with Missy was just a nightmare. However, after speaking with Walter, he realizes that he did actually sit down with Missy. Chris tells Rose about the encounter and also that her mother hypnotized him; Rose assures Chris not to worry.

Guests then arrive for the Armitages' annual get-together, where various older white couples take an interest in Chris. Chris also meets his role model, blind art dealer Jim Hudson (Root), and a black guest, Logan. Chris is unsettled by Logan's significantly older white wife, his outfit, and his uncanny speech and demeanor. He goes to Rose's room to privately call his friend, TSA Officer Rodney "Rod" Williams (Howery), discussing the disturbing vibes Rose's family is giving off and also mentioning that Logan looks familiar. After the call, Chris asks Georgina why the black people in the neighborhood are acting strangely, which causes Georgina to have a mild breakdown while assuring Chris that everything is fine. Later on, Chris tries to stealthily takes a picture of Logan but has left the flash on. The flash causes Logan to freeze and then yell at Chris several times to "Get out!"; Dean claims Logan is having a seizure and takes him away. Logan returns, apologizes for his actions and departs early. Chris sends Logan's picture to Rod, who investigates and learns that he is actually Andre Hayworth, who went missing several months ago.

Chris and Rose go out for a walk and he tells her how uncomfortable everyone is making him, and she agrees to leave that night. While they're gone, Dean holds an auction for Chris, which is won by high bidder Jim Hudson. After they return to the estate to pack, Chris finds a box of pictures in Rose's closet, featuring Rose with a series of black people, including Walter, Georgina, and Logan. As he and Rose depart they are blocked by Jeremy, Dean, and Missy. Rose drops her ruse and reveals that she is an accomplice in her family's kidnapping of Chris. Chris attempts to escape but is incapacitated by Missy's hypnosis.

Rod suspects something has happened to Chris when he doesn't return any of his calls or messages about the Logan/Andre information and fails to return home. He tries Chris's phone again and Rose picks up; the ensuing conversation confirms Rod's suspicions that Rose's family kidnapped Chris to brainwash him to be a slave. He attempts to get help from the police but is laughed out of the room.

Chris wakes up in the basement, fastened to a chair. He learns that the Armitages have perfected a method of pseudo-immortality in which Dean, a neurosurgeon, transplants the consciousness of older white people into physically fit black men and women, whose minds have been conditioned for the procedure by Missy. Chris will be used as a host for Jim, who wishes to use him to regain his sight. Chris will experience this as living in the sunken place for the rest of his life.

Dean sends Jeremy to collect Chris, who has been knocked out. Jeremy prepares to wheel Chris into the operating room but is knocked out by Chris, who plugged his ears with the sofa's stuffing to block the hypnosis and was simply faking unconsciousness. After killing Dean, Missy and a persistent Jeremy, Chris tries to escape in Jeremy's car but hits Georgina. This brings about Chris' guilt for not helping his mother, so he drags Georgina, whom Rose refers to as "grandma", into his car. Georgina, upon regaining consciousness, makes him lose control and they crash into a tree, killing her. Rose, now armed, and Walter, whom Rose refers to as "grandpa", catch up with Chris. Walter tackles Chris, who grabs his cell phone and takes a photo of Walter with the flash, breaking Walter out of his trance. Walter asks Rose to hand him her rifle so he can kill Chris. When she does, he shoots her and then himself. Chris then moves over top of Rose and begins to strangle her when a police car pulls up. Rose cries out for help, hoping that Chris will be seen as the attacker, but the police car turns out to be driven by Rod, who used his TSA resources to locate Chris. The two drive away as Rose succumbs to her wound on the side of the road.

Cast

  • Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington
    • Zailand Adams as 11-year old Chris
  • Allison Williams as Rose Armitage
  • Catherine Keener as Missy Armitage
  • Erika Alexander as Detective Latoya
  • Bradley Whitford as Dean Armitage
  • Caleb Landry Jones as Jeremy Armitage
  • Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams
  • LaKeith Stanfield as Andre "Logan" Hayworth
  • Betty Gabriel as Georgina
  • Marcus Henderson as Walter
  • Stephen Root as Jim Hudson
Keegan-Michael Key, comedy partner of Jordan Peele, has an uncredited appearance as a photo of one of the NCAA prospects.

Production

The film marks the directorial debut of Jordan Peele and also marks a genre shift for him as he has traditionally worked in comedy, although he stated that he'd been wanting to do a horror film for a while. He stated that the genres were similar in that "so much of it is pacing, so much of it reveals", noting that he considers that comedy gave him "something of a training" for the film. The Stepford Wives (1975) provided inspiration for Peele, who said "it's a horror movie but has a satirical premise." As the film deals with racism, Peele has stated that the story is "very personal", although he noted that "it quickly veers off from anything autobiographical."

The two lead actors, Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams, were cast in November 2015 with other roles cast between December 2015 and February 2016.

Principal photography on the film began on February 16, 2016. It filmed in Fairhope, Alabama for three weeks, followed by shooting at Barton Academy and in the Ashland Place Historic District in midtown Mobile, Alabama.

Soundtrack

Michael Abels composed the film's score, for which Peele wanted to have "distinctly black voices and black musical references". This proved to be a challenge as Peele found that African American music typically has what he termed "at the very least, a glimmer of hope to it". At the same time Peele also wanted to avoid having a voodoo motif. The final score features Swahili voices as well as blues influence.

Reception

Box office

In the United States and Canada, Get Out was released on February 24, 2017, alongside Collide and Rock Dog, and was expected to gross $20-25 million from 2,773 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $1.8 million from Thursday night previews and $10.8 million on its first day. It went on to open to $30.5 million, finishing first at the box office. 38% of the film's opening weekend audience was African American, while 35% was Caucasian, with Atlanta being its most profitable market.

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 135 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 83 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale.

Richard Roeper gave the film 3.5/4 stars, saying, "[T]he real star of the film is writer-director Jordan Peele, who has created a work that addresses the myriad levels of racism, pays homage to some great horror films, carves out its own creative path, has a distinctive visual style "? and is flat-out funny as well." Keith Phipps of Uproxx praised the cast and Peele's direction, noting: "That he brings the technical skill of a practiced horror master is more of a surprise. The final thrill of Get Out "? beyond the slow-building sense of danger, the unsettling atmosphere, and the twisty revelation of what"?s really going on "? is that Peele"?s just getting started." Mike Rougeau of IGN gave 9/10, and wrote: Get Outs whole journey, through every tense conversation, A-plus punchline and shocking act of violence, feels totally earned. And the conclusion is worth each uncomfortable chuckle and moment of doubt." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave 3.5/4, and called it: "[A] jolt-a-minute horrorshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit."




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