Theatrical Release: 5/10/2013
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: Tina Gordon Chism
Producer: Tyler Perry
Director: Tina Gordon Chism
Runtime: 95 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Craig Robinson,
David Alan Grier
Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he's not about to let himself flounder. 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 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.
When a man surprises his girlfriend who has left for a family gathering, they all get more than he had bargained for. Disfunctionality is the essence of this modern family. The son steals continually, the sister is a lesbian and the mother drinks a solution mixed with "magic mushrooms". Not the kind of family most people want to be associated with. While the film is funny at times unfortunately many of the issues go unaddressed.
Yes, no family is perfect. Yes, most families have secrets and yes, we all should judge others less. However, this doesn't make a film with few positive elements worth viewing. "Peeples" is not a film for a Dove Approved family.
Sex: Man/woman kiss a couple of times; jokes about a woman being lesbian; a woman admits to being a lesbian.
Language: F-1; D-6; S-5; A-8; H-2; G/OMG-4; Slang for male/female genitalia
Violence: Man threatens another with a harpoon; man spanks woman playfully; man falls off a stage, cutting his head.
Drugs: Drinking; wine with dinner; man drinks a mixture containing hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Nudity: Excessive cleavage; tight shorts on a large rear woman; woman puts on an old school outfit revealing a lot of skin.
Other: Disrespectful attitudes; man steals frequently.