Us

Us

DVD - 2019
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Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, 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. The endearing American family faces doppelgangers of themselves.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: EnglishSpanishFrench version, Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE US
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,stereo,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, ... Read More »


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 21, 2020

Us is one of the very few horror films I’ve seen where I thoroughly enjoyed the plot. Although the twist ending was predictable for my writer mind, I enjoyed the execution and thrill of it all. While terrifying, it wasn’t too scary that I couldn’t watch and enjoy the story or the technical aspects of it. I was able to pay attention to the cinematography and storyline, as well as start to understand the characters. The actors were very well chosen and played the two versions of their characters seamlessly. Rating: 4/5 @RiverPark of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Mickeymouse2020
Feb 02, 2020

Totally Jaw Dropping I was scared, shaking, and having many OMG moments with this film its very good it was leave you speechless.

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eusebius
Jan 21, 2020

An excellent progression from Get Out. People look for realism and logic in horror films and there just isn't any. Look for weird humour instead: Lupita Nyong'o saying We're Americans! when asked who they are, or Elizabeth Moss in a sort of anti-Handmaid's Tale role putting lipstick on lasciviously, then cutting her face with scissors in a parody of face lifting. Truly entertaining most of the time.

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Munkapunk
Jan 14, 2020

You people who don't know horror, please stop watching and rating these movies...you don't know what you are talking about. This was an excellent horror movie and a future classic. Well done!

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Punnoval
Jan 13, 2020

Jordan Peele made a fine horror/social commentary film in "Get Out". "Us" has neither obvious social commentary or humour (unless you think the idea of a pathetic black father humourous.) You could call it a dime-store interpretive cross between George Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" and Don Siegel's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". If you want the idea of an internal id, you would be better off watching Polanski's "Repulsion" or Depalma's "Sisters".

FPL_LaurenG Dec 30, 2019

Thought provoking and a horror movie? This combination surprised me and kept me on the edge of my seat as the plot twist played out.

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mrbeowulf
Dec 15, 2019

I liked this movie because it reminded me of the X-Files episodes with paranormal phenomenon. In this movie, Addy and her family have doppelgangers or evil twins. Have you heard the old saying that each person has a twin somewhere in this world? **** In this movie, each person has a twin and that twin is wrecking ravoc by using violence. Something notable is that Elisabeth Moss from the Handmaiden's Tale makes an appearance in this movie. Some people are bludgeoned to death with golf clubs and a boy is burned to death in a fiery car blaze. So, this horror movie is for adults to watch. Finally, the movie ending has a twist in the plot. This is not the Rotten Tomatoes website so I won't give up the movie ending.

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terrymcginnis
Nov 16, 2019

Not what I was expecting at all. I can appreciate a screenwriter or director (in this case Jordan Peele is both) trying to be unique and original with a story, but this felt more like the process was “hey this would be a super cool creepy original idea” and “we’ll figure out an ending and an explanation when we get there”. The only problem is it seems like they never were able to quite figure out the end, other than consulting with M. Night Shyamalan to ensure that they included a distinct plot twist for the movie.

I realize that according to many enthusiastic and overall generally positive reviews of this movie, many reviewers were excited about the fact that Peele tried to delve deeper into issues of class, race and privilege and the inherent conflict that comes with that territory. Maybe he’s even trying to explore something more profound like what it is that makes us human. In the end it feels like he's got too many ideas and he fails to bring them together or connect them in any meaningful way. It seems like he overthinks himself into a corner and without any way to tie up all the loose ends he just gives up and ends the movie abruptly leaving all the viewers stuck there with him.

This is like one of those weird sci-fi movies from the 70’s where it’s pretty interesting from the start, gets a little weird in the middle and totally goes down the tubes in the end and then there’s a final major twist and the camera pans out and weird music start to play and you’re left thinking, what the heck did I just watch and why? It’s one of those movies where the critics and professional reviewers try to convince you it was a thought-provoking masterpiece. It isn’t.

This movie is not as scary as the trailers lead you to believe, boring in the middle, comical at times, and weird and disappointing in the end.

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RobertKean
Nov 13, 2019

Mr. Peele's previous film, "Get Out", was so good that I had high expectations for this film. Unfortunately, I don't think this was in the same league. The acting was terrific, but the plot was full of holes. It was more weird than scary and I guessed the final "twist", almost at the beginning of the film.

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lestallorin
Nov 06, 2019

DUH-U-U-LL and STOOOPID. It's a waste of time.

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reginator_22
Aug 10, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: People getting stabbed with scissors.

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reginator_22
Aug 10, 2019

Gabe Wilson: Who are you people?

Red: We're Americans.

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