Run rabbit, run rabbit...
Classic Cinema Elsternwick - Friday 20 April 2017, 9:00pm
Running time: 103m
Country: United States
Classification: MA15+ (Strong themes and violence)
Release date: 04/05/17
Rating: 6.5/10 (ME 3.5/5, DP 3/5)
Chris (Daneil Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) take a trip to visit Rose’s family in the country. Chris is nervous about Rose’s white family meeting her new black boyfriend, but he is greeting with open arms by her parents Dean and Missy (Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener). But the sweet facade hides more sinister, and when hypnotist takes it on herself to help Chris stop smoking, the truth behind the families bizarre existence begins to emerge.
Part thriller, part comedy and part social commentary, Get Out is an intriguing film with a good story well told. In some ways it feels like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone as it goes into some very strange territory. The racial aspect of the film provides an interesting commentary, but it’s more about greed, difference and exploitation that work particularly well here. It’s a little slow at times, but the creepy factor (brought to the screen beautifully by Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson) escalates quickly. It’s a satisfying story with some less successful moments of comic relief, but the characterisations are painted with very broad strokes to heighten the discomfort.