Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
You got your toothbrush?
Do you have your deodorant?
Do you have your cozy clothes?
I got that.
Do they know I'm black?
You might want to, you know.
Mom and dad, my black boyfriend will be coming up this weekend.
I just don't want you to be shocked that he's a black man.
I ain't never seen you like this before, bro.
Meeting the family and taking a road trip.
Don't go back up bougie, man.
Come back, get your damn pants up to your damn stomach.
So are you guys coming up from the city?
Yeah, we're just heading up for the weekend.
Can I see your license, please?
He wasn't driving.
I didn't ask who was driving, I asked to see his ID.
Call me Dean.
I'm gonna hug you, my man.
So how long has this been going on, this... this thing?
We hired Georgina and Walter to help care for my parents.
When they died, I couldn't bear to let them go.
Do you smoke in front of my daughter?
I'm gonna quit.
She can take care of that for you.
I'm good actually.
Are you ready for this?
How bad can it be?
So look, I go do my research.
Apparently a whole bunch of brothers have been missing in this suburb.
But it's cool.
How are you not scared of this, man?
It's good to see another brother of mine here.
Chris was just telling me how he felt much more comfortable with my being here.
Rose, we gotta go.
Is everything okay?
Rose, the keys.
Just give me the keys.
I don't know where they are.
Sink into the floor.
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait...
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.*
A terrible thing to waste.
If there's too many white people, I get nervous.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
* 미국 흑인대학기금(United Negro College Fund, UNCF)의 슬로건.