About time right? I didn’t have time to sneak anything in but I had a coupon for a free medium beverage with the purchase of a medium popcorn.
This movie was a trip. So much to discuss but how do we do that, without giving away what happens? Ok I’ll try.
Daniel Kaluuya sizzles in this film as Chris Washington. A young black photographer who lives a normal life. He lives with his dog, and White girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams). Chris’s cousin Rod Williams (Lil Rel Howery) is a TSA Agent who checks in with Chris from time to time. You see Chris is nervous to meet his girlfriend’s parents for the first time. Her parents live far away from their city in an isolated lakeside area. One reason Chris is reluctant to meet Rose’s family, is due him being a black man. Rose proclaims throughout the beginning of the film that her parents are not “like that” or “they’re not racists”
En Route to Rose’s parents house it is revealed that Chris smokes cigarettes. They also hit a deer. Typical black guy scenario happens next when the police is summoned to investigate the accident. (Brothas we all been here at this scene). Finally they arrived at the families house only for Chris to be put in several awkward moments as a black man. Chris also notice that the servants at the Armitage’s house are black and very “Weird”
Dean Armitage (Bradley Whitford) and Missy Armitage (Catherine Kenner) are Rose’s parents. Dean is a neurosurgeon and Missy is a psycho (whoops psychiatrist) 😁 reassure Chris that he is safe with their family and that they are not racists. Later at dinner, Rose’s brother Jeremy Armitage (Caleb Landry Jones) joins them and he seems extremely drunk and odd. To unwind after dinner, Chris sneaks outside to smoke a cigarette, but thats when he notices, the black male servant named Walter (Marcus Henderson) running at him at full speed only to go right pass Chris. Chris tries to sneak back into the house but Missy convinces him to sit down and talk with him about his past to help him quit smoking. As she stirs the spoon in the tea cup, Chris becomes hypnotized and the prompt for him is to sink in to the floor.
Morning comes and Chris tries to explain to Rose the horrors he is facing at her parents house as a black male, but she keeps downplaying everything or being oblivious. Later in the day, it is revealed that the family will be inviting friends over to celebrate the Armitage’s Grandfather anniversary of his passing. Again, Chris notices the female black servant named Georgina (Betty Gabriel) acting strange. She intentionally unplugs his phone charger while cleaning. Anyways during the day, Chris is paraded around like a black piece of meat on the auction block to the obvious oblivion of Rose’s ignorance. Chris sees another black man named Logan (Keith Stanfield) at the gathering and tries to exchange pleasantries. Logan too, comes off weird and disconnected. When Chris takes a flash photo of Logan, It sends Logan into a phase where his nose starts to bleed and he starts attacking Chris telling him to Get out! Get out! The Armitage family downplays this out burst as a seizure causes by the flash. Immediately, Chris calls his cousin Rod and tells him the horrifying stories of his stay this far, and sends him a photo of Logan.
Ok imma stop it there because I will be giving away everything else that happens after that. This was a great thriller and it does address many covert racism hiding within the white populous. Voting for Barack Obama does not make you down or gives you street cred or a hood pass. This movie is filled with many of those scenarios. I give this movie an A. Only reason why I didn’t give it an A+ is because they could have used a prettier white girl for Chris. Hahahahahhahahaha petty alert✌.