They say that in humor is truth. This film proves the point. What at first seems to be a comedy about the subtle and not-so-subtle racism black people experience, turns deadly in the end. No spoiler, just know it gets a bit gory.
Daniel Kaluuya gives an Oscar winning performance as the black boyfriend brought home to meet his girlfriend’s parents. Allison Williams, as the girlfriend, is awesome. Her development over the course of the film is also an academy performance.
Although predictable, the ride getting to the end is worth the viewing. Lil Rel Howery, in a supporting role, supplies the needed breathing room and humor as the plot gets eerie.
This is a film that should be used as a conversation starter on just how this country views its black citizens and how frequent and easily accepted racism can be.
This one gets five cigars and is a must see.