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.
At a Vanity Fair screening of the film, Jordan Peele explained that he wrote the screenplay during the first term of former President Barack Obama, when racism was believed to be a thing of the past. He thought there would not be much interest for his movie in such an optimistic climate, so he wrote it mainly for himself. With the increasing discussion regarding violence against African-Americans, and the coming of the Black Lives Matter movement in later years, he knew the time was right to make the movie.
Now, sink into the floor.
Chris Washington: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Missy Armitage: Sink. - - - Now, you're in the sunken place.
When Rod is talking to Detective Latoya, he says "girl's friend parents' house" when he means "girlfriend's parents' house."
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