It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
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Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. 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 never could have imagined. Written by
Professor and Author Tananarive Due of UCLA's Department of African American Studies, who created the non-UCLA affiliated "Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic" course, made the course available online after several months of the success. The film had inspired her to explore the black horror genre stating, "I love horror. But it never dawned on me that I could have a Black horror course before 'Get Out'. When a movie like that comes along, you now have a reference point to talk about everything that has come before ["The Sunken Place"] is going to be a Black horror overview course that will be very cinema-based. It'll look at cinema going back to the 30s". Due tweeted that students can actually send questions concerning the film to director Jordan Peele. See more »
When Rod searches for information on Andre Hayworth, the second result is a page titled "How to report a missing person." However, in the close-up, the excerpt from the page shows instructions on how to feed a dog. See more »
I mean, I told you not to go in that house. I mean...
How you find me?
I'm TS-motherfuckin'-A. We handle shit. That's what we do. Consider this situation fuckin' handled.
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I decided to see this film at the theater after hearing some of the hype (which was basically that it is an excellent horror film that is told from the perspective of a black man).
Well, I can see this would be truly the worst nightmare of a black man (and really the worst nightmare for us all). This is NOT a film that tries to make the viewer feel "sorry" for black people, nor is it at all preachy, but it is just a good old fashioned horror film with a fresh new setting. I'm an old white guy by the way.
The acting is wonderful, and directing is amazing. The film, while mostly horror, is actually completely hilarious in some parts, making it the funniest AND scariest movie I have seen in ages (no easy feat). It is a shame that the film will likely not be regarded in the company of Academy Award potential nominees, because the directing and acting is honestly Oscar worthy. Again, no small feat for a horror movie that is also funny.
In summary, this is a MUST SEE at the theater and one of the best films of the year. It is a fun ride that is very well done!
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