The Ending Of Us Explained

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  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • Jordan Peele's Get Out had a lot to say, but Us is arguably twice as ambitious, doubling down on both the horror and the social commentary. But if you didn't quite catch what the movie was going for, then it might also be a frustrating watch. There's a lot going on beneath the surface of this movie - and we mean that literally.
    The premise of Us revolves around sinister, slasher-movie doppelgangers, who show up out of nowhere with apparently murderous motives. It supposedly focuses on one family, the Wilsons, being attacked in a home invasion by brutal copies of themselves. But the third act reveals that it's not just the Wilsons having this strange experience - it's the entire United States of America, with an unfathomably huge army of doubles being led by a woman named Red, the shadow version of Lupita Nyong'o's Adelaide.
    That's the first twist the movie throws at you. But the second big twist, teased out slowly, is that the Addie the audience has been following the whole movie isn't the original Adelaide - it's her double, who switched places with her at a young age during the movie's opening flashback scene.
    Post-traumatic
    Grown-up Addie is haunted by an experience from her youth, when she wandered into a boardwalk funhouse and saw a sinister vision of herself. But the movie leaves out crucial information of what happened during that encounter, apparently reflecting the fact that Addie herself has suppressed what happened. As she recalls, she wandered into the attraction, found herself, and then shortly returned to her panicking parents. But as the final frames of the movie reveal, a whole lot of consequential stuff happened during that brief period - like the fact that the original Addie never came back.
    In the movie's final moments, Addie realizes - or perhaps just finally admits to herself - that she is the double from the underground, who strangled the original Addie and took her place, leaving the original Addie shackled down below to begin a new life as Red.
    One big clue that this is what happened is that Red is the only one of the doubles that can talk. Everyone else only emits inhuman grunts and moans, with Red speaking in a raspy, damaged voice. Turns out, this comes from the damage her double did to her throat when she strangled her. When the double entered the real world, she still didn't know how to speak, leaving her parents baffled at their daughter's sudden, apparently trauma-induced muteness.
    Keep watching the video for the rest of the ending of Us explained!
    #Us #UsMovie #JordanPeele
    The big reveal | 0:17
    Post-traumatic | 0:58
    The itsy-bitsy spider | 2:01
    Us vs. them | 2:23
    You think you know someone… | 3:09
    Who did this? | 3:57
    United states | 5:18
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  • Looper
    Looper  2 months ago +635

    What did you think of that ending?

    • Squid Cena
      Squid Cena 16 hours ago

      @e3vL1 maybe she didn't know where to go

    • OotzybOotzy MJ Mixes
      OotzybOotzy MJ Mixes 4 days ago

      Looper why do you give an entire run down of the film rather than just talk about tbe ending of the film? I mean that's what the video is supposed to be about. I just watched the film so i don't need a commentary of the entire film. This is totally different from am ending explained video. Dont you know the difference?

    • Calvin Johnson
      Calvin Johnson 21 day ago

      @Hvaddafuck4 I totally agree!!

    • Peridot Facet-2f5l
      Peridot Facet-2f5l Month ago

      I was shocked for like an hour after the movie.

    • beanie0112
      beanie0112 2 months ago

      Looper knowing now how this movie plays out, I felt so sad for Red, especially when she was trying to whistle Itsy Bitsy Spider that one last time.😢

  • : Blitz :
    : Blitz : Day ago

    Am I the only one that really didn't get scared? Please tell me im not the only one.. not scared, but I was creeped out

  • Jorge Sissoco
    Jorge Sissoco 2 days ago

    So basically the morale of the story is: don't go to USA. Dem people are messed up over there. Making experiments and shit...smdh

  • Christi Coxx
    Christi Coxx 2 days ago +1

    Jordan Peele is awesome I love all his stuff

  • Trivonne Reid
    Trivonne Reid 2 days ago

    Fuck us sorry god

  • Bhatt Hole
    Bhatt Hole 4 days ago

    Unfeasible, silly, plot-hole-o-rama film. You suck, Peele!

  • Shozinko Terusumie
    Shozinko Terusumie 4 days ago

    Uh, he pulled the mask down after she smiled an looked away. Not pull the mask down when she smiled at him / in response.

  • iBTonzo
    iBTonzo 4 days ago

    Called the twist first 5 mins of the movie

  • King Novus
    King Novus 5 days ago

    If real adelaine's get swapped at the funhouse,why on earth she walked,talked and act like a fucking ghost?she can easily run through escalator and shout 'Help'

  • jic738
    jic738 5 days ago

    ' Get out ' was brilliant, 'Us' was one of the worst films I watched this year nothing about this movie made any sense, dumb, not scary once some things become clear. as soon as the husband got taken out with that weak swing from between a pinched door That Was it for me, if there was a serious message it was vegue and very convoluted.

  • Mikey. Cž
    Mikey. Cž 6 days ago

    worst movie of 2019 .... rotten tomato has lost their privilege

  • 陆静
    陆静 8 days ago

    Where's Thanos when you need him?
    5 hours later, the ending still got me messed up. Lol

  • A Lee
    A Lee 8 days ago

    Predictable. Get out way better

  • Spacebar Hater
    Spacebar Hater 11 days ago

    It is predictable very predictable their are two theories once it happened.. either a multi personality or they switched because of the parents saying "the it is not their daughter"

  • Soupy Joe
    Soupy Joe 12 days ago +1

    This movie was a waste of time. Totally BORING! This was not a horror film it was a horrible film. Jordan Peele wrote directed and produced it. And he takes credit for this crap film.
    Rotten tomato's gives it a 94%. But they do as they are told. I am not trying to be mean about this film. I am being totally honest. If this movie scares you then never look at your shadow.

  • Rodney Waites
    Rodney Waites 12 days ago +2

    To me it would've been straight without the twist,a mother trying to protect her family from her clone she saw when she was younger, that shii had me rethinking the whole movie and switching sides and shii😭🤦🏿‍♂️

  • Dta Youngean
    Dta Youngean 13 days ago

    Yo shout out Jordan because I would always be like " what if they clone everybody so we can still be here juss not spiritually" even before us came out

  • Saturn Effect Mandela
    Saturn Effect Mandela 13 days ago

    The ending of the U.s economy or US , I have to give it to Jordon Peele, creative$$$$

  • Paul Johnson
    Paul Johnson 14 days ago

    "Red is the only one of the doubles that can talk" you just stated that while showing a scene where the fathers double talks.. did you actually watch the film??

  • Paul Johnson
    Paul Johnson 14 days ago

    that last scene really pissed me off and ruined the film, they didn't swap. the one who grew up in the place said so in the previous scene near the chalk board, no one would live their entire life without knowing they weren't themselves, just dumb

  • My Rockhurst
    My Rockhurst 15 days ago

    I'm surprised no one has talked about this but how come the real Addy never escaped herself? Red seemed to be able to walk in and out freely. Why couldn't the real Addy just leave?

  • Nnamdi Eke
    Nnamdi Eke 16 days ago

    Still doesn't explain why the real Adelaide doesn't remember her past life or how she got brainwashed to want to kill

  • Jon Irenicus
    Jon Irenicus 17 days ago +1

    Marvel - "Let the bad guy erase half of living things in the entire universe."

    Jordan Peele - "hold my beer."

  • cat fluffy.j
    cat fluffy.j 17 days ago

    No its fake

  • J Briggs
    J Briggs 19 days ago +1

    how did the tethered all have matching clothes to their doubles in the basement?

  • Penny Pincher445
    Penny Pincher445 19 days ago

    But why did the real mom want to kill her own children

  • Junaid Inam
    Junaid Inam 20 days ago +1

    Hollywood logic: if you cant figure out all the loose ends in your story, just say they were intentionally left unanswered for audience interpretations. gimme a break.

  • amber
    amber 20 days ago

    I took it as the tethers weren't the "opposite" of the original person but more of a piece of the original person that's personified into a whole new person. So within the original person IS the tether but the tether remains subdued because it's the weaker personality. Kinda of like the Lord of the Flies concept, where we all have savagery lying beneath our ideals of society and organization

  • magic is cool
    magic is cool 20 days ago

    Really Loved this Movie.
    I love the twist that they were switched. Not because it's amazing but for the fact that for the whole movie we couldn't tell the difference

  • rawr rawr
    rawr rawr 21 day ago +1

    I found it overrated and predictable.

  • laggardly
    laggardly 21 day ago

    Its a very clever update of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with Kevin McCarthy (1956)

    The IotBS was really about the Joe MaCarthy HUAC hearings in the 50s.
    The "Communists" were the underground doubles

  • Calvin Johnson
    Calvin Johnson 21 day ago

    Movie would be better if we got glimpse in the creation of the "shadow ppl" it's just speculation the gov made them. The movie kinds have a big plot hole that should have been in it.

  • guambalati
    guambalati 21 day ago

    peele's twist ending is 10x better than any of m. night shaymadubluh's twist ending movies

  • Jeff Vincent
    Jeff Vincent 21 day ago

    This movie was stupid.

  • FatalJapan
    FatalJapan 21 day ago +1

    What I still dont get is if the real person does an action then the tethered copies it. So when red talks to adelaide in the home and explains when adelaide got married and had kids, red was forced to love her husband and give birth to kids. Buuuuttt red is the real adelaide so wouldn't that mean whatever action the real adelaide did forced the fake one to copy?

  • xamurai00
    xamurai00 22 days ago

    Say what you want about Peeles constant need for Social commentary.. but he is one hell of a Director.

  • Richie Schneider
    Richie Schneider 22 days ago +1

    I really liked "Get Out", but I just watched "Us" and I didn't like it. I was glad the movie was over; it felt like it dragged on and on and I had no idea what was going on and I didn't care about any of the characters. I was pretty excited when the dumb annoying twins got killed by their corresponding red jumpsuit wearing versions or whatever they were. I don't know I just didn't get the movie at all.

  • Luke Taylor
    Luke Taylor 22 days ago

    Disappointed! Plot holes everywhere!

  • Zen
    Zen 22 days ago

    God damn youtube autoplaying this after I watched the trailer, holy shit. Company does nothing right.

  • Sahil Ali
    Sahil Ali 23 days ago

    I went cinemas to watch it but had to leave in the middle

  • samuel Farazkish
    samuel Farazkish 23 days ago +1

    such a waste of time, i actually enjoyed get out but this one is just too much shit, of course idea is interesting but there is no logic

  • Lee V
    Lee V 23 days ago

    Anyone guessed the twist at the beginning of the movie?

  • thewolfdog123
    thewolfdog123 24 days ago

    I guess it was the girl in the fun house through the movie at the beginning plus not one bit scary.

  • EDM FUNNY
    EDM FUNNY 24 days ago

    Ending is creepy as hell.

  • David A.
    David A. Month ago

    He should really stick with comedies...

  • reese c
    reese c Month ago +2

    How did the teathered break the continuous mirror movements of their original counterpart?

  • Tanisa Nadira
    Tanisa Nadira Month ago

    Above ground Addy knew what was going on the whole time. That's why she was so paranoid and uneasy in the beginning. She knew below Addy was coming back for her to seek revenge. Superb movie!!

  • hestr6gedy
    hestr6gedy Month ago

    I seen US this night, but I want to really get it

  • Emma Frost
    Emma Frost Month ago

    Us is the worst thing ever.

  • Anjahla Anderson
    Anjahla Anderson Month ago +1

    brooo so what if the government cloned the whole world😳 then there would be 14 billion people?? but thatd just a theorey... THE CLONE THEORY.

  • Iamjust Zyaire
    Iamjust Zyaire Month ago

    I saw us today and the end was SOOOOO good,I understood what happened but then It was SUCH a cliff hanger 😭😭🤦🏾‍♀️!!!the good lupita got switched with bad lupita 😭💯..this video really helppppped!!

  • Raptor oof Oof
    Raptor oof Oof Month ago

    I just watch it

  • Eriana Vaughn
    Eriana Vaughn Month ago

    Great movie. Very talented writer

  • Kogarashi beats
    Kogarashi beats Month ago

    I want to share my thoughts
    The dad was like the nicest man ever and the daughter was the only one with sense

  • Al's Variety
    Al's Variety 2 months ago

    *We are our own worst enemy*

  • Taylor Tea
    Taylor Tea 2 months ago

    Don’t you just love how all horror/alien theme movies *only* ever affect the USA? Lucky I’m Canadian

  • paco ramon
    paco ramon 2 months ago +1

    Why everything this guy does is considered a metaform of black america?

  • Thisuserisnolongeravalible !!

    wait so the mother was a imposter the whole time mannnnnn that got me fucked up

  • John deacon and his cheese on toast 16

    Guys? So what's the point of the government cloning the people? And if the point is to control the original version. Why do they want to control the original version?

  • Unicorn Cupcakes
    Unicorn Cupcakes 2 months ago

    Poor girl had to live that awful life

  • Caribbean Queen
    Caribbean Queen 2 months ago

    It was kinda unfair for red.

  • Acer Carter
    Acer Carter 2 months ago

    Im kinda lost at the ending....so were they eating the rabbits?...what was with all those rabbits

  • Sasha Smith
    Sasha Smith 2 months ago

    tater twists

  • Sirch
    Sirch 2 months ago +3

    That would have been dope if they played “us and them” by Pink Floyd

  • Jason S
    Jason S 2 months ago

    Doesn't Addy mention that it was a mind control experiment gone wrong?

  • RCYBER_X04
    RCYBER_X04 2 months ago +1

    5:44 is that mario

  • Poetic Nation
    Poetic Nation 2 months ago +1

    GREAT discussion, analysis and breakdown. This movie absolutely blew my mind. This film is a work of PURE genius. What Peele is currently doing with film (and TV shows (The Twilight Zone)) is definitely something special - Looking forward to his next project.

  • Tiggerzuess
    Tiggerzuess 2 months ago +1

    Did anyone else notice the coincidence that Jason's tether acted like a dog and earlier in the movie he was begging his dad if they could get a dog?? Just want to point that out

  • Chris Auret
    Chris Auret 2 months ago

    I regret watching this film and won't reccomend it.

  • Tatyana Dennis
    Tatyana Dennis 2 months ago

    Loveeddd itttt

  • Ben Rutherford
    Ben Rutherford 2 months ago

    This guy is good at reading

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover 2 months ago +1

    I was thinking about how in the trailer for this movie u can see adelaine’s doppelgänger choking adelaine, and I was waiting for that to be shown for the whole movie and was a little confused up until the end. But toward the middle of the movie adelaine states that she ran away when she saw the doppelgänger. That was a dead giveaway that adelaide was the doppelgänger all along.

  • Bia Belle
    Bia Belle 2 months ago +1

    I feel like Adelaine knew the whole time.... and the reason she was so afraid of Red finding her is because she wanted to keep the life that she apparently stole. I literally called it in the beginning 👌🏻

  • dallas austin
    dallas austin 2 months ago

    Theory a fact he's wrong at end she said there all over the world

  • Julie Coronado Palacios
    Julie Coronado Palacios 2 months ago +1

    Okay, most of the people that were in my movie theater were confused at the end. So was I. I didn’t get the part on HOW the son figured out that the good girl (in the beginning) was switched out with the bad one. I don’t really get how he figured it out. I was really confused also because now I’m thinking what if the bad doppelgänger is going to kill her family? (Which I doubt) the ending was really confusing for me. So all along the bad doppelgänger turned good and had a family, right. So then, the good one turned bad. So then she created the whole thing and wanted to kill her doppelgänger because of switching her out? But I remember that in the movie it said that they just take stuff for granted. I mean the movie was amazing it was incredible... but I think that the movie has a deeper meaning... I don’t know I feel like people are going to start conspiracies with this movie.

  • xd Harveyj
    xd Harveyj 2 months ago

    Get out had a better and more badass ending, my favourite part of it was when
    He got stabbed and just leaned into it, it was as if he felt no pain

  • diamond queen
    diamond queen 2 months ago

    Clue number one - red could talk
    Clue number to - ada new where to go to find her son
    Clue number 3- she couldn't talk when her parents found her

  • Echo Gamer
    Echo Gamer 2 months ago

    That voice sounds like the creator of smashbits

  • Maria Thelin
    Maria Thelin 2 months ago

    Peele is a bloody genius

  • Oof Bow
    Oof Bow 2 months ago +3

    I was so upset with the ending now I want the girl with the scissors,the real Ad., to kill the ‘fake one’

    ;((

  • Caribbean Queen
    Caribbean Queen 2 months ago

    Know what really creepy one time at a grocery store when I was 7.I saw a little girl that looked just like me .😱

  • Mr Remaroll
    Mr Remaroll 2 months ago +3

    Sadly sadly sadly... The ending doesn't make sense... But other than that pretty nice movie 👍🏼

  • John M
    John M 2 months ago

    This is the type of movie I will have to watch again a few times to let the plot truly sink in

  • MGTOW 4 LIFE
    MGTOW 4 LIFE 2 months ago

    Not watching a movie with a racist director

  • Michella Malin
    Michella Malin 2 months ago

    I wish more would work with the concept of doppelgangers. You can do so many interesting things with it.

  • Anar Chy
    Anar Chy 2 months ago

    this ia nor horror .. its fiction ... a black father with his children .. ahahaha what a joke.

  • Stony Elgin
    Stony Elgin 2 months ago

    Minecraft story mode remember?

  • Joyce Koch
    Joyce Koch 2 months ago +1

    This is a remake from a episode made way back in the 1930's
    when Buckwheat had a nightmare that the our gang kids were being stalked by their duplicates.

  • calthepal
    calthepal 2 months ago

    Does the ending of the movie really matter? We aren’t scared of the tethered because they’re dopplegangers we’re scared because they’re murderers. We aren’t rooting for the main character because she was a surface born human, we’re rooting for her because she’s a mother protecting her family. The ending doesn’t change this, and doesn’t add anything to the story. The ending is simply a twist for the sake of having a twist.

  • Estefany Gonzalez
    Estefany Gonzalez 2 months ago +1

    I felt bad for the real Adeline , cuz she was stolen from her life

  • TheRealDylanBarrino
    TheRealDylanBarrino 2 months ago

    All parents should take their kids to see this. I promise it will keep your kids from running away.

  • Matt M
    Matt M 2 months ago

    That told us nothing at all!

  • Naveen Selva
    Naveen Selva 2 months ago

    I have many questions..... The real Adelaine who got stuck in underground while she was a child.... Why didn't she just come up as soon as she was free (coz she's still a child she would've been scared to stay there right not knowing y these people are twitching and smiling)..... Second is wat was the purpose of the tethered Adelaine who has been living in the surface world all these years..... Why didn't she help her people (tethered) and why was she so into living as a human after all the years of torture as tethered.....!!!! Please make a sequel.....

  • remy muah
    remy muah 2 months ago

    Really begs the question if anyone really earns their success without some form of malicious behavior. Thinking of when Adelaide expressed her fear of her twin to Gabe.

  • MissCaseyM
    MissCaseyM 2 months ago +1

    If the tethered are the ones who are following the actions of the humans above then wouldn’t Red continue to still be imitating the actions of the real Adeline even after they switched out? Like if the real Adeline was below ground preparing for the rebellion then isn’t that what Red would have been doing above ground because it’s the thethered that are controlled by the real ppl?. It doesn’t matter if the tethered are below or above ground? Does that question make sense? I’m so confused 😂

  • TheMarvelFan Avengers Assemble

    Can someone explain the ending? I’m confused as hell

  • yung ManMan
    yung ManMan 2 months ago +1

    THIS MOVIE SUCKS

  • t rc
    t rc 2 months ago

    You're giving this movie much more credit then it deserves. Rather you're giving your interpretation of it. It actually sucked

  • COLTON
    COLTON 2 months ago

    The word Thỏ on the daughter'# hoodie means Bunny in Vietnamese!

  • marcellus Barksdale
    marcellus Barksdale 2 months ago

    Yo that ending had me messed up for a lil but because it turns out that the main character was the clone all along and how she strangled the real girl and switch places that was fucked up