Us – Review

What is the difference between the lines that divide us and connect us? A line can be a form of communication or it can be a separation between two sides. It can be a line in the sand that you can’t cross or it can be a line that connects two points. It’s a word with multiple implications that represents the duality of the very things it connects or divides. In Jordan Peele’s Us, lines and duality are echoed through the inclusion of two ordinary items: mirrors and scissors. One creates a connection between the self and the reflection, the other serves to separate one item from another. And yet, the mirror can break and the reflection splits, and the scissors only function when two halves come together. Like the line, both represent division and connection simultaneously.

Jordan Peele already held a mirror up to the cultured,

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