Us (2019)

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Us (2019)
R- Rated | Duration 1h 44min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Story: Adelaide Wilson and her family, visit their beach house expecting to pass some serene moments. Adelaide however, becomes worried as she remembers a childhood traumatic experience that happened in that place. As night descends, her worries become justified, when four uninvited visitors bring tension, chaos and violence with them.

Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele

Review: Weird, gripping and funny. Us hits almost all the horror movie tropes, yet it gives itself some air to breathe with many lighthearted and comedic moments. While the excessive violence and the gore we have come to expect from a horror movie are not missing in Us, it relies on helplessness and claustrophobia to create true fear. Jordan Peele uses the doppelgänger motif in a new and unexpected way; the person that threatens you and your family is you. He uses traditional storytelling with new unique elements, to create an old-school horror film. As far as the acting is concerned, the cast does a brilliant job. Ηowever, Lupita Nyong’o dominates every scene she is in. One criticism one might hold against Us is that, in terms of subject matter, what it’s trying to say gets a little lost in translation. Regardless, it is still a very enjoyable experience.

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