Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener.
I try my best to give a spoiler free review , but this time I have to apologies in advance as this time it was not possible. So you could possibly read to the point where you see the warning.
This film has made so much buzz when it first came out but you might have guessed since I have given it four out of ten, this explains I am not a fan.
The acting of Daniel Kaluuya supported by the comedian Lil Rel Howery were both good, in fact even the thriller and suspense were building up nicely in the first half of the movie.
The story starts when a successful black photographer plans to visit the parents of his white girlfriend and him being very nerves about the fact they might not accept him.
But that is as far as it gets to what I liked about this film, everything else was way below average.
The acting of the rest of the cast was so poor, the plot is not convincing, the film even uses an old fashion stereotype idea about hypnotherapy treatment and how it could mess up with people’s mind which is totally untrue.
WARNING : Spoiler from the line below
I understand the message the Director is trying to pass, which is how the roots of the slavery atrocious practices never died and still live in our modern world under different fashion but the way in how this message was delivered is so ridiculous to the point it undermines the big message it was trying to convey.
I know the film was nominated for the Golden Globe purely for its subject matter which is quite sad given the industry is full of great movies which raises the same issue but in deeper and more profound manner.
Staring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener.