Here’s the premise: In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide’s childhood home where they’re staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like and talks like them, only with grotesque appearances.
On the heels of his huge hit, GET OUT, Peele delivers a suspense filled terror ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat the entire movie, and will have you talking about the meaning of it with your friends and family. I have my own theory, but will not reveal it because it would spoil the end, but even between the group I was with; we all had different ideas about what the movie was about. Personally, I think a good movie makes you think and discuss the different thoughts we have, and US hits the mark so well. As I was watching this, Alfred Hitchcock sprung to mind, Peele has that same flare for storytelling, and he brings the bizarre and creepy into the forefront, and again, makes you think.
The cast did an amazing job, especially the kids, who handled the dual parts like pros. I loved Lupita Ngong’o, who I also saw recently in a film called LITTLE MONSTERS, and she blew me away in both films, her dual role brought the creepy factor up to a whole different level.
I see a lot of negative reviews, but if you enjoy creepy movies, do yourself a favor and see US.