Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o), her husband Gabe (Winston Duke), her son Jason (Evan Alex) and her daughter Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) head to Santa Cruz, California, for a beach vacation at Adelaide's childhood home with their friends the Tylers. During the day, they begin experiencing unsettling coincidences. At night, the Wilsons are terrorized by a family of twisted doppelganger versions of themselves. Written and directed by Jordan Peele. Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker co-star.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Lupita Nyong'oAdelaide Wilson
Winston DukeGabe Wilson
Elisabeth MossKitty Tyler, Dahlia
Tim HeideckerJosh Tyer, Tex
Anna DiopRayne Thomas, Eartha
Ruth De JongProduction Designer
Beatriz SequeiraExecutive Producer
Daniel LupiExecutive Producer
Florencia MartinSet Decorator
Kym BarrettCostume Designer
Gerard DiNardiFirst Assistant Director
D.M. HemphillRe-Recording Mixer
Daniel LupiUnit Production Manager
Elia P. PopovSpecial Effects Coordinator
Pud CusackProduction Sound Mixer
Ron BartlettRe-Recording Mixer
Scott WheelerDepartment Head Makeup
Scott WheelerMakeup Special Effects
Trevor GatesSupervising Sound Editor
Psychological Thriller,Sadistic Horror
Year of Release
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"Us" is a pretty good movie. Honestly, if I could do half stars, it would be 3.5. This is not up to the standard that "Get Out" set. "Us" has a lot going for it though. I loved the humor. It had some incredible tense moments that I enjoyed as well. However, I don't understand the grand plan. Tim Heidecker and Elizabeth Moss were as hilarious as they were scary. Lupita N'Yongo was great, she was gypped out of an Oscar nomination. Winston Duke was great too. I enjoyed the little Easter eggs but when all is said and done, what was the point?
“Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.” And so goes the Bible verse Jeremiah 11:11 from the Old Testament which serves to add incredible weight to the context of Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort and follow-up to his Oscar-winning feature debut, Get Out. Specifically, this passage represents a key mind set for half of the characters in US, but given the countless interpretations each verse of the Bible inspires so does what this verse might mean to our cast of characters. Peele utilizes both a handful of horror movie tropes as well as some admittedly fantastic symbolism to reiterate the influence of this verse on his work time and time again throughout the film seemingly forcing the audience to determine just how much they might mean to take or receive from film, what these images and actions might mean, what they might be saying, what they're trying to say, or if they even intend to say anything at all. In the context of the Bible, this verse refers to God's punishment of the Jews after the fall of Babylon. God was punishing Jeremiah and his fellow Jews for worshiping false idols, but in US, the descending attackers who are also doppelgängers of the characters that make-up our main family seem to be mad at their counterparts for a handful of other reasons. Of course, there is no doubt the argument could be made that in some regard the family under attack in US are false versions of these invading doppelgängers thus the reason the red jumpsuit-laden clones are so intent on doing away with their counterparts, but it can't help but feel as if there should be more to Peele's second film than simply this tit for tat comparison between the verse he quotes and the story he is telling. Moreover, it doesn't just feel as if there should be, but it feels as if there is more at work here than just a metaphor for this kind of darkness that lurks inside us all; this ugliness we all have to come to terms with at some point in order to move on and either choose to better ourselves or succumb to our repressions. Of course, the seemingly numerous analogies and motifs littered throughout US could simply exist to suggest the inspiration of different ideas and considerations in individual viewers while the core of what Peele is doing is executing his love of horror on a much grander if not more stimulating scale.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really good Horror Flick
This is typical horror movie where there are surprises at the end of the movie. The movie would be perfect for adults on a rainy night to watch. The movie also comes with a Digital Code so you can redeem it on Vudu, Apple iTunes Store, or Movies anywhere.
When I 1st saw Get Out I was shocked at how good that movie was so when Us was announced and it was from the Jordan Peele I had such high hopes and excitement, but after buying and watching this movie I was left unsatisfied and bewildered. I saw so many reviews saying "Worth seeing again and again" and "Jordan Peele has done it again" so I went out and bought it.
The movie starts out showing an average family preparing to take a well deserved family vacation with minor qualms from the two children. Flashbacks from the mother's childhood sets the tone of the terror that will soon take place. The flashback showed a situation that happened to her when she was a kid but for whatever reason, she and the family chose to go to the beach area EXACTLY where the traumatizing situation happened to her. WHY!? Was this the only beach in their city? Did the beach ONLY have this area? This caught my attention right away and I felt that it was a forced scene to keep the movie moving towards the horrific events about to unfold.
I don't want to spoil the movie so I'll be as vague as possible and still try and get my point across. Just like when the mother was younger, her son decided that he's going to wonder off without informing the parents. Noticing him gone a short while later, the mother panics and frantically starts screaming his name only for him to appear like "what's wrong?" The mother remembering the event that happened to her demands that the family goes back to their vacation bungalow and this is when the "horror" begins.
People show up that look just like them but are supposedly "evil" versions of them and start terrorizing the family. I was hooked for a minute until the family escapes and run over to their neighbor's place just to see them murdered. I'll leave it there because of the twists that are revealed.
To me, Peele had a great idea but wasn't executed that well. To me it seems that somewhere during the filming he started just throwing in different ideas and making it up as he went. The ending left me unsatisfied and questioning a lot of the movie. A great idea that didn't seemed fully realized. Decent at best. I would recommend this movie to friends ONLY to see what their opinions would be.
Jordan peele has become the new face of psychological horror. He commentates on social behavior in such a way that gets you to think just a bit differently after each of his films. The actors are superb...especially after you check out how they pulled this remarkable movie magic off. Must see
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good, smart flick!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
In his sophomoric follow-up to Get Out, Jordan Peele, once again, surprises with another darkly twisted psychological thriller in Us, a horror allegory with pressing social commentary and thought-provoking ideas that'll have viewers discussing long after the scares are over. Peele's nightmarish vision of modernity debuts on Ultra HD with a beautiful 4K Dolby Vision presentation that delivers an impressive upgrade over its Blu-ray counterpart. A highly-satisfying, near-reference Dolby Atmos soundtrack is accompanied by a disappointingly small but still worth watching collection of bonus features. All things considered, the overall UHD package is Highly Recommended for fans of smart genre flicks.