The smash box office hit “Get Out” captivated the audience  with its creatively arranged and mysterious  plot moving  in sync to its unsuspecting climax with dazzling listeners.  A cleverly, well organized film in which the  cinematography quickly contrast from the noisy back drop of city life to   the beautifully landscaped  countryside travel to an  upper class,  quiet and serene estate.  A white girl brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents, whose superficial warm welcome camouflages  grave, dark secrets.  In “Get Out,” the protagonist, a black man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), is an up-and-coming big-city photographer who’s been dating a white girl, Rose (Allison Williams of “Girls”), for five months.  As uncomfortable as the black, dark-skinned boyfriend feels about meeting her parents,  the time as finally arrived. —  “Do they know I’m black?” he asks.  Throughout the film, the boyfriend looks to his white girlfriend to see her reaction.  She reassures him that he is “thinking entirely too much” into what he suspects as abnormal behavior. While his white girlfriend is saying it’s normal” and that he should “relax”, Chris’ spiritual intuition is telling him that something is seriously “wrong” as he sees it.

When they arrive to her parent’s house, her parents are receptive, liberal minded and highly educated, which initially relieves the  audience fears, at least for the moment. Played by Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford, her parents are a hypnotherapist and a neurosurgeon.   Chris, however, remains a bit uneasy about the visit and keeps his guards up especially when he interacts with the black, chattal like, mechanical household helpers Georgina(Betty Gabriel) and  Handy Walter ( Marcus Henderson).

“Get Out” is a must see film, which ingeniously visits black and white relations of  todays so-called evolved American society.  A unique experience with unexpected twists, Peele’s strategy in portraying racism in America is “on point” as well as “to  the point” as he reveals how hidden racism still dominates the peculiar institution of slavery.  The title “Get Out”  can be viewed as the exact sentiments of the introspective feelings of the oppressors,  “Get Out” of our world, get out of our country and it is up to the oppressed to internalize  that there are silent  black and white  boundaries in a free country where you just  don’t tread upon  no matter how many civil rights have been won.  The issue of morality is not something that can be legislated into law.

 

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