Get Out: Blu-ray Review










The Movie:

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), a young white woman, have been dating for several months, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate at her family’s upstate home with parents Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford ). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

When I initially saw the trailer for this film and noticed that it was written and directed by Jordan Peele I was under the impression that it was going to be a comedy. It’s definitely not a comedy. It was classified as a horror film but in all honesty the way that the film plays out it’s more like a thriller than anything else. Peele does a phenomenal job at creating so much tension and suspense while delivering a thought provoking message as well as injecting a bit of humor to lighten things a bit here and there. Kaluuya did such a fantastic job in this film. I thought his performance was extremely believable and powerful in the spots that it needed to be. Williams was fantastic as well and the way her character’s side of the story progressed really shows off her acting ability. Whitford and Keener are terrifying in this movie and it was something that I totally wouldn’t have expected from them. They play it in a way that is very calm and low key and that made it even more intense. This film was a nice surprise as we don’t get movies like this very often and this will, for sure, be looked at as a classic in the future for its unique take on the genre. 9/10

Special Features:

Alternate Ending – This ending paints the finale out to be a lot bleaker than what we got in the end. I do prefer the one that we got in theaters. There is optional commentary by Peele.

Deleted Scenes – There are a really good amount of scenes here as well as alternate takes of other scenes which reminds me a lot of the way comedic films are done.

Unveiling the Horror of Get Out – A really great look at the film itself and how the story was crafted including the themes that it points at as well as a look at Jordan Peele and his work as a director.

Q&A Discussion with Writer/Director Jordan Peele and the Cast – Chance the Rapper hosts this feature where he talks briefly with the cast about the film.

Feature Commentary

Get Out is available May 23rd on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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