Jordan Peele’s Get Out was one of the best and most original films of 2017, and is a heavy contender to win a few Oscars next month. The film as it stands however, could have been much different.
When Get Out was released on home video, an alternate, much darker ending was revealed where things don’t end well for Chris.
The second-to-last ending [was the one] we actually shot [with] Daniel [Kaluuya] getting arrested, and six months later Rod [LilRel Howery’s character] is coming, trying to help him figure out what this mysterious secret society was up to. And Chris [Kaluuya’s character] says, ‘Look, I made my sacrifice and I’m fine with that.’ Very dark, this gut punch.
Having Chris be arrested is dark, because he was innocent. But at least he could take solace in the fact that he kept his own mind, and had stopped the family from ever doing something like that again.
But Peele reveals another alternate ending, that is even worse (for Chris).
“There was a while where it was more of a gated community, and we get to Chris breaking out, but right before he breaks out he meets some sort of final test that we don’t know how it ends. We cut to Rod a couple months later, breaking into the gated community, going down the main street and seeing Chris just looking into the reflection of a window. And he goes: ‘Chris, I’ve been looking for you. Are you OK?’ And Chris turns to him and goes, ‘I assure you, I don’t know who you’re talking about.’”
I certainly would have been angry if that is the conclusion we ended up with, but maybe that is the point. The ending that was in the final cut was much more satisfying, and gave us a bit of hope and light that we needed after sitting through those horrific events.
Which of the three endings do you like best?
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