- Directed by: Jordan Peele
- Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Anna Diop
- UK release: 22 March 2019
Adelaide (Nyong’o) and Gabe (Duke) arrive at their holiday home with their children, only to be confronted by a mysteriously familiar foursome. Peele’s follow up to Get Out is a neat twist on the home invasion story, with beautifully executed set pieces, and Nyong’o is phenomenal as both protagonist and chief aggressor. Fresh and arresting.
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116 mins | Dir: Jordan Peele | Cast includes: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
Following his ground-breaking directorial debut Get Out, the Oscar-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original provocative and socially conscious nightmare.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide (Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o) feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway.
Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
5/5 ‘A sinister masterclass’ The Daily Telegraph 5/5 ‘Brilliant’ Metro 4/5 The Sunday Times 4/5 Evening Standard 4/5 The Observer 4/5 Daily Mail 4/5 The Times 4/5 The Independent 4/5 The Guardian
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Jordan Peele isn't interested in 'casting a white dude' as his lead27 Mar 2019
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Lupita Nyong'o is phenomenal in Jordan Peele's beautifully crafted nightmare
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Lupita Nyong'o went to some 'dark places' filming Us14 Mar 2019
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Jordan Peele says Us had five times the budget of Get Out13 Mar 2019
Jordan Peele revealed that 'Us' had five times the budget of 'Get Out'. The 40-year-old comedian turned filmmaker says that although his hit 2017 satirical horror 'Get Out' was made with $5 million, he thought it was "key" to have a bigger budget…
Jordan Peele: I fear falling short of expectations10 Mar 2019
Jordan Peele fears falling short of fan expectations with his new movie project. The 40-year-old director has admitted to feeling anxious prior to the release of his directorial debut 'Get Out' in 2017, and Jordan feels similarly nervous about the…
Jordan Peele's Us releases new trailer4 Feb 2019
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Jordan Peele wants Lupita Nyong'o to star in Us9 May 2018
Jordan Peele is hoping to cast Lupita Nyong'o in his new film project. The 39-year-old actor - who helmed the acclaimed horror movie 'Get Out' in 2017 - wants Lupita, 35, to appear in 'Us', which he is directing and producing. Jordan also wants…
Lupita Nyong'o told Daniel Kaluuya to protect himself22 Feb 2018
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