Scott Carty on 'A United Kingdom' and 'Get Out'
Going into Oscars weekend, there are two new movies that are worth your money. And while they are very different genres, they both tell stories of interracial relationships.
"A United Kingdom" is the true love story from the late 1940s when the hing of Botswana married a white woman from London. Their marriage created an international crisis and forced them to be apart from each other, all while holding strong to their beliefs and commitment. It stars David Oyelowo as King Seretse Khama and Rosamund Pike as Ruth Williams. Oyelowo is also a producer on the film. He told me he has wanted to tell this story for years. "A United Kingdom"is rated PG-13.
"get Out" is a horror movie. And so much more! As someone who is not into gory flicks, I have to admit that I was very excited to see "Get Out." It is written and directed by Jordan Peele, known as half of the very funny duo Key and Peele. In fact, it’s Peele’s directorial debut and he absolutely knocks it out of the park with social commentary, chilling goose bumps and a whole bunch of laughs as we see a young black man visit his white girlfriend’s family estate for a strange and twisted party. I hesitate to try to explain it any further because the entire movie is such a great surprise. "Get Out" stars Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya and Catherine Keener. It is rated R.
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