Us focuses on the Wilson family, led by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, whose beach holiday is disrupted when they find themselves terrorized by a group of people who appear to be their doppelgängers. The film also stars Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker as Mr. and Mrs. Tyler, family friends to the Wilson’s.
The film’s beachside setting isn’t the only way it evokes the classic Spielberg suspense film Jaws, with the young actor Evan Alex, who plays the Wilson’s son Jason, sporting a Jaws t-shirt in the trailer. It will be interesting to see whether the Spielbergian influences go any further.
Peele has said that Us will explore ‘the undeniable truth that people are their own worst enemies.’ With Get Out having started a conversation about race relations in post-Obama America, Us should be another thoughtful entry into Peele’s preferred genre of the social thriller.
After one of the most successful debuts in years, all eyes will be on Peele to see whether he can follow it up or if he does indeed prove to be his own worst enemy.
|What||Us: Lupita Nyong'o stars in Jordan Peele's new film|
22 Mar 19 – 22 Mar 20, 12:00 AM
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