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|Contributor||Winston Duke, Tim Heidecker, Jordan Peele, Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong'o|
|Runtime||2 hours and 36 minutes|
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The Wilson Family
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
Adelaide’s husband, Gabe, is the patriarch of the family, but he’s also the “fun” parent. He doesn’t always consult Adelaide on things. If Gabe had really spent a lot of time listening to her, observing her actions, body language and the way she reacts to things, he’d have known a little bit more about his wife.
Zora Wilson is the willful teen daughter of Adelaide and Gabe. She’s a little snarky, she’s smart and she’s hitting a point in her life where she wants to be taken seriously as a young woman, but she’s finding a bit of resistance from her parents as she tries to break out of that box.
The youngest member of the Wilson family, Jason is perhaps the most internal and mysterious. He’s quiet, intelligent, and seemingly lost in his own head.
An endearing American family is pitted against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgangers of themselves.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.39:1
- Package Dimensions : 19 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm; 85 Grams
- Director : Jordan Peele
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 2 hours and 36 minutes
- Release date : 3 July 2019
- Actors : Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Tim Heidecker, Elisabeth Moss
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B07NRHKDHB
- Country of origin : Australia
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This is a film made with a healthy budget but there is little substance to sustain it. It should have been around 85 minutes in length but is stretched out to an interminable 116 minutes. The film has a single idea and spends a lot of time with the affected family, but gets so bogged down on the idea of the doppelgangers that it loses sight of providing any real suspense. There is some type of reason given for the doppelgangers' existence (eventually) but it is completely preposterous - they provide a short statement then just expect the viewer to accept and move on.
The ending of the film (a supposed 'twist') is so obvious you'll see it coming a mile away (so long as you were awake throughout the film) and if you didn't get it the reveal is so drawn out that you'll probably just feel cheated.
Very, very disappointing. 1.5 stars.
The scariest parts of the film are before the action gets going with foreboding and looming sense of panic. But then the film goes on to bilk nearly every kill (like when the family of dopplegangers, rather than going straight in for a certain kill, decide to do some idiotic set-piece symmetrical choreographed "Avengers dis-assemble" split off from one another in a way that looks ridiculous, but thereby also losing the victims ... and not even ironically). Yet then other disposable characters (whole swathes of them) get peremptorily knifed and clobbered to death. Anyway, the film is internally inconsistent. It attempts to be a bit arthouse at times, but only comes off as juvenile. The allegory or social commentary or . . . whatever . . .is slapped about so injudiciously it's like a postmodernist art critic or cat-badge wearing stoned film and tv teacher got to the script before it went to shoot, and wasn't equal to the materials.
I'm a grumpy man, but this film does not deserve the praise it gets, which prompted this. Get Out is way better. Anyway, if you're already desperate to love this film, no bad review will lead you astray.