A clever movie with an original storyline. You just thought meeting the parents was scary. For a slasher movie, there is more plot than blood. Allison Williams (Rose Armitage) was fascinating with her convincing ability to turn off and on. Catherine Keener (Missy Armitage) and Bradley Whitford (Dean Armitage) didn’t really stretch, bit always enjoyable. I am not familiar with Daniel Kaluuya (Chris Washington), but I thought he was very authentic in this role. The party guests, especially Stephen Root had the perfect combination of congeniality and ooze. Jordan Peele did an excellent job as director & writer.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. 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.
Sundance 2017 Interview
|Principle Cast||Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford|
|Run Time||104 minutes|
|Genre||Horror, Mystery, Thriller|
|Premier||Sundance Film Festival 2017|
|Academy Award Nominations||Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Kaluuya
Best Achievement in Directing – Jordan Peele
Best Original Screenplay – Jordan Peele