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    Saw this yesterday in a PACKED London cinema. Everyone was completely blown away by it. On reflection, I think the screenplay was the weak element, but the complexity of ideas it attempts to get across definitely could lift Peele to a nomination regardless. He’s not winning though.

    I definitely think Lupita is getting the nomination. All she needs to do is make it in at the Globes and the other voting bodies will follow suit. I can see a Picture nomination, and an outside chance at Score. Production Design, Moss and Duke are all longshots.

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    Jaredm1
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    So Us is at 70 million right now for weekend box office! Will they count Sunday apart of that for the complete total for the opening weekend or will they just leave it from Friday and Saturday?

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    Between Shahadi and Elizabeth, if one were to be nominated, who do you feel would get the nomination for supporting? Shahadi has more screen time, a great performance, and amazing emotion in her acting. Elizabeth has limited screen time but when she was on screen her performance made my theater speechless, lmao of you get it you get it😉. Of course Elizabeth is a better actress with having multiple years on Shahadi but having more time in the movie could boost shahadis chances. I know it is unlikely that either gets nominated but the Oscars have been known to nominate stranger and undeserving things… so who knows they might be a surprise nomination.

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    AMG
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    Like in the way how people can erase things from their past by continuously telling themselves what they want to remember until they believe themselves? If not then what were you thinking?

    *SPOILERS CONTAINED*

    Like how everyone has mental health, and the negative mental health is in the shadows for us all.

    When Adelaide’s ‘shadow’ swaps places with her, it is when she is diagnosed with PTSD, which then takes hold of her life.

    The end with her son can be explained by him accepting his mother’s mental health (having previously maybe not understood it), and them continuing on with their lives.

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    Luca
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    Between Shahadi and Elizabeth, if one were to be nominated, who do you feel would get the nomination for supporting? Shahadi has more screen time, a great performance, and amazing emotion in her acting. Elizabeth has limited screen time but when she was on screen her performance made my theater speechless, lmao of you get it you get it😉. Of course Elizabeth is a better actress with having multiple years on Shahadi but having more time in the movie could boost shahadis chances. I know it is unlikely that either gets nominated but the Oscars have been known to nominate stranger and undeserving things… so who knows they might be a surprise nomination.

    I’d easily say Moss because she’ll be in two other movies this year + she has Handmaid’s S3 airing during the summer.

    But even then, she isn’t getting nominated. This isn’t the type of performance the academy likes to reward, especially in such a stacked year.

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    Moss was brilliant and would make a worthy nominee, despite her limited screen time.

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    Loved this. Jordan Peele clearly knows the story he wants to tell, and his screenplay and direction are top-notch. I love that he is letting the film speak for itself because I originally took his word that it was a straight-forward horror film, but there is clearly so much more going on here and reading everyone’s opinions and viewpoints has been so exciting. In a way, that ambiguity makes the metaphors of “Us” a bit more exciting but understated than “Get Out,” and I think it is fair to say you shouldn’t compare the two films, but the truth is that you can’t help it. And I think Peele is aware of this, so that’s why he’s not necessarily owning up to the subtext of the film.

    But beyond reading into the details here, this is still a wildly entertaining film. It is just as funny as it is scary and excels in both manners. I thought, like most, that the beginning was a bit slow, but after the introduction of “The Tethered,” things kicked into another level. Those doppelgängers were unsettling and the story went places I really was not expecting. The technical aspects here were really impressive here. While “Get Out” was a feat of storytelling and direction first and foremost, I felt like “Us” was very stylized around aspects that were strong but didn’t get to shine in “Get Out,” like sound, editing and especially score.

    Lupita Nyong’o was so so so good here. I’ve always respected her, though never really loved a performance of hers, but she did it all here. Her “Tethered” character was…beyond. Winston Duke was a lot of fun in this role, though I felt like he occasionally went too broad but that is likely a script issue. Shahadi Wright Joseph was really good, and I didn’t love Evan Alex but he was fine. Elisabeth Moss was so good in her brief role.

    After I saw “Get Out,” I knew I enjoyed it but had to really read up about the film and watch it again for things to really click, and now it is a film that I truly think gets better on every rewatch. I see the same thing happening here with “Us,” and I think it’s a fascinating approach to create a generally entertaining film that necessitates a second (and more) view to really grasp every detail, catch every hint and envelop yourself in the true message of the movie. Jordan Peele has done something extraordinary with his first two films, and I’m not sure which direction he’s going to follow for his next movie, but I’ll be there.

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    Liked it, didn’t love it. The metaphor is certainly a topic to be discussed, so in that respect, the film certainly succeeds.

    Elisabeth Moss stole the damn show for me. What a performer! She needs to wrap up that heavy handed Handmaid’s sh*t and be a film star. It was so refreshing to see her having some fun.

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    Luca
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    Moss was brilliant and would make a worthy nominee, despite her limited screen time.

    Oh absolutely. If I had a ballot, I’d check her off. IMO one the best actresses working today. Her range is truly unbelievable.

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    Shahadi was amazing. So. fucking. amazing.

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    Honestly Elizabeth needs more blockbuster movie roles!!! Ironic how Handmaid’s Tail is controlling her life😂 someone give her a leading role in a serious movie like damn she won’t multiple emmys and golden globes so can someone uhh get her an oscar please???

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    Oh absolutely. If I had a ballot, I’d check her off. IMO one the best actresses working today. Her range is truly unbelievable.

    She really is incredible

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    I agree with whoever said that the screenplay was a weak spot. It takes on way too much which affects the cohesiveness of the story. The plot actually kinds of fall apart upon deeper analysis, meaning that a lot of it just doesn’t make any sense.

    I decided about halfway through my viewing that I was going to ignore this and instead enjoy the film for what it is, which is a very entertaining, funny, and thrilling ride. I know people want there to be deeper political context to the movie, and there very well might be, but I for one am not going to focus on that.

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    Are there any possibilities of a sequel to come? The hands across America demonstration was not completed with 8 tethered confirmed to be dead and probably others that were killed by the real versions of them. What will make them stop the demonstration and how are they getting rid of them?

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    All she needs to do is make it in at the Globes and the other voting bodies will follow suit.

    Given the strong possibility of Us going Comedy at the Globes despite the backlash for Get Out, a GG nom won’t be enough. The Musical/Comedy category has less prestige than the Drama one. And Critics Choice & SAG noms are out pretty much the same week. Globes aren’t gonna affect things (nominations-wise). It’s up to the film maintaining buzz and the industry wanting to reward Lupita. She’ll definitely get into Critics Choice’s 6-7 people line-up. All she needs is a SAG nom. BAFTA will probably ignore her. But even if she hits only GG + CC, if there is one spot up in the air at the Oscars, that combo can lead to a nomination, as we’ve seen in the past (Willem Dafoe (AEG), Ruth Negga, Michelle Williams (BV) etc).

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