R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Writer, co-Producer, and Director Jordan Peele was inspired to write this movie by Eddie Murphy's stand-up film Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983). Murphy joked about horror films, including Poltergeist (1982) and The Amityville Horror (1979), and asked why white people do not leave when there is a ghost in the house. Murphy joked that as he was showing his wife around a beautiful house, if he heard a ghost whisper, "get out", he would immediately tell her, "Too bad we can't stay, baby!" Peele repeated Murphy's joke on the DVD commentary of this film.
Do they know I'm - Do they know I'm black?
Rose Armitage: No. Should they?
Chris Washington: It seems like something you might want to, you know, mention.
Rose Armitage: Mom and Dad, my black boyfriend will be coming up this weekend and I just don't want you to be shocked that he's a black man - ...
When the neurosurgical operation is being performed the surgeon lift off the skull and we are looking directly onto the brain. The technique of removing a piece of bone like this is totally uncommon (but OK, this is not a "real" operation), but since the brain is covered by a thick membrane (the dura mater) is is virtually impossible to remove it at the same time as the bone. In the middle there is a tick doubling of the membrane down into the split between the two half's and there is a significant blood vessel.
$33,377,060 (USA) (26 February 2017)
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