Jordan Peele in his directorial debut, Get Out, takes the meet-the-parents concept of dating and mashes it up long held fears of whites harboring ill intent toward blacks, then he exaggerates it by a thousand trillion! The critics evidently love it! The wildly popular website Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates film reviews various critics gave it an unprecedented 100 percent score of 27 reviews on (Rotten Tomatoes).
The film, starring English actor, Daniel Kaluuya alongside Allison Williams of HBO‘s comedy-drama series, Girls, followsa young interracial couple on a weekend getaway to a white suburban neighborhood where Chris (Kaluuya) meets the parents of his girlfriend, Rose (Williams) for the first time. What follows is a horrific series of disturbing discoveries that lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writes, “A jolt-a-minute horrorshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit. How is one movie all that? See Get Out, from debuting director Jordan Peele (one-half of the comic team of Key and Peele), and get woke.”
Racism is scary in real life, and history of evil intent towards blacks by whites is real. But remember this is only a movie! It debuts in theaters nationwide today, February 24, 2017.