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
While having received Oscar nominations for their screenplays, Do the Right Thing (1989) and this film, respectively, directors Spike Lee and Jordan Peele would go on to share the Oscar glory with BlacKkKlansman (2018) when the film was nominated for several categories, including a first-ever Best Director nomination for Lee. See more »
It may be thought that striking the deer would have caused greater damage to Rose's vehicle, but it is impossible to predict the amount of damage hitting a moving animal will do. Also, it was a glancing blow -- hard enough and at the right angle to kill the deer but not hard enough to do more damage to the car. See more »
director Peele takes you on a different kind of journey
A unique and effective blend of horror film and social commentary if there ever was one! Young black photographer Chris Washington is understandably nervous about going to spend the weekend with the parents of his sweet white girlfriend Rose Armitage-who for reasons unbeknownst to him has yet to tell her parents that he's black. They set out on their trip and...well the rest is really left for the viewer to discover. Writer-director Jordan Peele shows master craftsmanship by taking this simple premise and expanding it in many different directions, incorporating elements of racism, comedy, shock and awe, and wisely never taking things too seriously. The climax is a bit formulaic and over-the-top, but the journey is effectively unnerving and features much stronger acting than you would expect for a film of this genre. Not for all tastes, but refreshingly unconventional and worth the viewing experience. ***
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