Botan Beliefs: ‘Get Out’ displays ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ twist

Abyana Botan

Entertainment Columnist

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“Get Out” was showed in theatres on Jan. 23 and made about $30 million dollars in the box office which is six times its production cost. Photo from GetOutFilm.com, painted by Taj Tenfold

Racism is very much alive. It can be hidden, withdrawn from one’s sight. Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” showcases a form of racism that sneaks up on the viewer.

A black Chris Washington, (Daniel Kaluuya), and his white girlfriend Rose Armitage, (Allison Williams), visit her parents over a weekend. Rose hasn’t told her parents that Washington is black, and for reason that alone he’s very worried.

As the couple drives down the road to the Armitage house, they hit a deer and call the police. The police asks for Washington’s license even though he wasn’t driving, and Rose seemingly comes to his defense.

Later, the Armitages host an annual get-together, and things get really awkward. There are only four black people at the get together. Two of the workers for the Armitages, Georgina, (Betty Gabriel), and Walter, (Marcus Henderson). The other guest is a mysterious who now goes by the name Logan, (LaKeith Stanfield).

All of the guests are attempting to bond with Washington. Every conversation that he has with someone, they talk about his race.

“I play golf; do you play golf? Tiger Woods is amazing. Gotta love Tiger!” a man tells Washington.

“Get Out” puts an emphasis on the, “OMG, I totally would’ve voted for Obama for a third term if I could” racism. The, “I have a black friend! I absolutely can’t be racist!”

It’s important to know that just because a person has plenty of black friends doesn’t mean that they can’t be racist. We need to stop limiting racism to the KKK. Racism comes in all different types of forms.

“Get Out” isn’t as horror as I thought it would be. It had a lot of comical moments. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Peele.

“Get Out” received a 99 percent in satisfaction from Rotten Tomatoes. The movie lasts almost two hours. The production budget was $4,500,000 and it brought in $147,499,045.


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