Oscars Challenge: Get Out

Next is Jordan Peele’s Get Out . I, like several others found it peculiar that the film was entered in the “comedy” category at the Golden Globes but Peele offered a brilliant reason behind it.

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a young, African-American male who heads upstate for the weekend to meet his white girlfriend, Rose’s (Allison Williams) family. Things are all well and good at first, but Chris later discovers a series of disturbing events which leads to an unfathomable truth.

This is one of the most intriguing films I’ve ever seen. I’m not big on the horror genré or films that include an almost overwhelming amount of violence/gore as Get Out did in its final stanza. Upon further examination, the film is so much more than a horror flick. In fact, what Peele accomplishes, here, is remarkable. It’s probably no secret that Get Out is a medium through which Peele artistically addresses systematic racism in the United States and beyond. That, in itself, makes the film very pertinent to the ongoing conversation of racism in our world.

Can I say Get Out is my favorite in the group of Best Picture nominees? No. But I truly can respect Peele and the message he so tremendously brings to the forefront with his work.

I Give It An: A

Check Out The Trailer Here

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