It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
While there are laughs in "Get Out," many critics argue the film's social commentary is no laughing matter. The film holds 99 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes; so many still agree "Get Out" deserves to win big. TIME's Stephanie Zacharek writes:
Peele succeeds where sometimes even more experienced filmmakers fail: He's made an agile entertainment whose social and cultural observations are woven so tightly into the fabric that you're laughing even as you're thinking, and vice-versa.