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Peeples is a warm, amiable farce that offers a few chuckles but mostly falls back on predictable plotting and an overwrought message.



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Sparks fly in the Hamptons when "regular guy" Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples family reunion to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish out of water among this picture-perfect East Coast clan always trying to keep up appearances, but he's not about to let himself sink. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of DRUMLINE) joins forces with Tyler Perry to present a laugh-out-loud look at the family ties that freak us out . . . but bind us together with love. (c) Lionsgate


Kerry Washington
as Grace Peeples
David Alan Grier
as Virgil Peeples
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Daphne Peeples
Tyler James Williams
as Simon Peeples
Tyler Williams
as Simon Peeples
Melvin Van Peebles
as Grandpa Peeples
Diahann Carroll
as Nana Peeples
Malcolm Barrett
as Chris Walker
Kali Hawk
as Gloria Peeples
Ana Gasteyer
as Mayor Hodge
Briana Marin
as Sexy Mother
Angelee Areu
as 5-Year-Old-Girl
Tuffy Questell
as Taxi Driver
Jordan Hall
as Cashier
Sylvia Kauders
as Mrs. Davis
Catherine Pierce
as Back Up Singer #1
Linda Thompson Williams
as Back Up Singer #2
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  • Oct 11, 2013
    He's not one of the Peeples. Good Comedy! I have no idea why people are giving this movie a bad review. It was light, amusing, and very entertaining. Finally a movie in which black people are like the black people I know. No the movie wasn't seeking the cheap laughs from portraying African Americans in the typical Hollywood skewed context. None of the black women "went off" or did the whole neck thingy. No one was selling drugs or eating fried chicken or living in the hood. If you have any experience with African Americans like the ones portrayed here then you will enjoy the movie. If you want every African American movie to follow the stereotypical blue print that it seems directors and production houses insist upon promulgating then you might not. Excellent, smart, well written and pretty funny! Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2013
    Let me start this out by saying, Craig Robinson is funny as hell. Anytime I see him in a movie I know I'm gonna be laughing. Here is no difference, even though the movie is very generic. This is basically a black version of "Meet the Parents", with Robinson playing the Stiller part, and David Alan Grier as the Di Niro father role. Sure there are a few differences, but it's the same thing. But, that's ok, because it's still pretty funny, even though you know what's coming next throughout the movie. The supporting cast does a good job, but this is Robinson's movie, and he shines. Good for a few good PG-13 laughs, and a perfect rental.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2013
    Funny movie. I am a die hard Tyler Perry fan because all of his movies have this kernel of human truth in them, no matter how slapstick. In this case, the fact that all families have dirty little secrets--no family is perfect no matter how they present themselves.
    Bathsheba M Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2013
    A Tyler Perry produced take on "Meet The Parents", Tina Gordon Chism's "Peeples" is saved by a unique and humorous cast in the form of Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, and David Alan Greir, but is far too predictable and laugh-less to be even considered average. With strange plot divergences like Tyler James Williams involvement as the youngest son, Simon, and the obviousness of most of the plot devices, the film falls flat for being a black adaptation without adding anything of worth. Robinson does his best as he loses his wallet, gets blamed for everything wrong over the weekend, and discovers every family members secret, in only a few days time. Washington is gorgeous and simply reminds us that she deserves better. Grier shines in his role as the over protective parent, but even his role is ruined by delving into his personal life a little too much. Not quite the Stiller-De Niro chemistry of "Meet The Parents", Chism's film proves better than most films with Tyler Perry's name on them, but still doesn't quite hit its mark.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer

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