Across the board, “Get Out” has had outstanding reviews no matter where you turn to look. The movie directed by comedian, Jordan Peele is about a young interracial couple and their weekend together at the girl’s parents’ home. The girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) has set a weekend to the side for her to introduce her boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to her family. Although it may seem like a simple get together, here’s where it gets twisted. As seen in the trailers of “Get out”, Rose is white and Chris asks her if she’s told her parents that she’s dating a black man. Rose assures him that her parents aren’t racist and that there is nothing to worry about. They drive up to where her family lives, which is in the country, and they meet Chris. They try to act cool and extremely friendly and supportive towards Chris, until it takes the twist we are all dying to see.
“Get Out” debuted in theaters on Friday, February 24, 2017 and reached an overwhelming amount of revenue just within the first weekend. According to Rotten Tomatoes, this movie has obtained $33.4 million in box office revenue. It’s also currently sitting at the number one spot for box office revenue in comparison to the rest of the movies playing in theaters right now. Aside from revenue, on all movie rating sites, this movie is probably one of the highest ranked in a while. Rotten Tomatoes usually grade movies harshly and “Get Out” is sitting at a 99%. This movie is as suspenseful as it is relevant to everything that is going on right now. “Get Out” stirred up a lot of emotions on social media from both sides. On twitter, tweets ranged from people applauding the movies to others calling it racist and stereotypical.
I just realized y ol girl in #GetOut was eatin the fruit loops & milk separately together.
Seperating the white from the coloreds!! pic.twitter.com/WtjJus4M6z
— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) March 1, 2017
White people saying Get Out is racist but trying to get them to acknowledge REAL racism in the country: pic.twitter.com/QV8xcV0SRw
— dean. (@vxrnvn) February 25, 2017
When you’re in an interracial relationship and you just watched "Get Out" pic.twitter.com/DhaJ74xWa3
— The HBCURoundTable ™ (@HBCU_Roundtable) February 27, 2017
Nonetheless, “Get Out” should definitely be a movie on your list to go see. Whether you agree with the plot line, twist, or overall concept, it’ll leave you hanging on the edge of your seat.
Watch the official trailer of “Get Out” (2017).