Get Uncomfortable with Get Out

 

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Photo Credit – Get Out

I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when entering the theater to watch the newly released Get Out.  On the one hand, the previews looked creepy enough.  And then there’s the intriguing prospect of a horror movie that considers the problem of racial injustice.  I thought that the movie had incredible potential – and was excited to see it – but I thought it could bust, too.  Happily, the film was strange and jarring but also excellent.  Get Out takes typical social discomfort and morphs it into unsettling suspense.  The film facilitates a lot of pathos from the viewer toward the characters and makes a bold statement about the unsolved problem of racial inequity in America.  Since the film has been out for a couple of weeks, and since it may be easier to discuss by referring to the ending, there may be spoilers in this review.  Beware!

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