2017-03-17 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Get Out

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By Robert Snyder

Get Out may be the ultimate hybrid horror movie.

Think of a merging of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Meet the Parents, The Stepford Wives, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, to name a few. Written and directed by Jordan Peele (of “Key & Peele” comedy show), it somehow all works.

Young African-American photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Klauuya) and pretty white girl Rose Armitage (Allison Williams of HBO’s “Girls”) fall in love and the two decide it’s time to meet her parents, Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener), who live in a palatial estate in the woods. Chris then poses the evitable question, “Do they know I’m black?” Rose says, “No,” but assures him it’s not a problem: Her parents are, “Liberals.” In fact, on meeting them, Dean spiritedly pledges, “I would have voted for Obama a third time.” As it turns out the Armitage enlightenment has a strange twist. Their two black servants (Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson) seem almost robotic.

Chris is warned by his traffic security officer friend, Rod (Lil Rel

Howery, very funny) to stay away from “friendly white people.” Rod suspects they’ll use him as a sex slave.

While Dean is some kind of doctor, Missy is a psychiatrist of sorts. Her specialty is hypnotism. Seeing Chris go outside for a smoke, she insists that she can cure him of his habit. He says, “No,” but before long, he’s flying around in outer space. He wakes up without a desire to smoke, but has a desire to get the Hell out of there.

Get Out is one of the strangest movies you’ll see in this or any other year. Go out and see Get Out.

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