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  (in credits order)

Craig Robinson ... Wade Walker

Kerry Washington ... Grace Peeples

David Alan Grier ... Virgil Peeples

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Daphne Peeples

Tyler James Williams ... Simon Peeples

Melvin Van Peebles ... Grandpa Peeples

Diahann Carroll ... Nana Peeples

Kali Hawk ... Gloria Peeples

Kimrie Lewis-Davis ... Meg

Malcolm Barrett ... Chris Walker

Ana Gasteyer ... Mayor Hodge

Briana Marin ... Sexy Mother

Angelee Areu ... 5-Year-Old-Girl

Tuffy Questell ... Taxi Driver
Jerome Preston Bates ... Skip

Jordan Hall ... Cashier

Sylvia Kauders ... Mrs. Davis

Wade Allain-Marcus ... Bartender

Emilio Delgado ... Chief

Christopher Clark Gates ... Priest (as Christopher Gates)
Catherine Pierce ... Back Up Singer #1

Linda Thompson Williams ... Backup Singer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicole Rivelli ... Photographer
Nicolina Capitanio ... Museum Student (uncredited)
Kailani Coba ... Cute Girl (uncredited)

Danielle DeSantis ... Festival Participant (uncredited)

Takako Haywood ... Pickle Vendor (uncredited)
Leeann Hellijas ... Festival Participant (uncredited)

Brandon Hunter ... Festival Participant (uncredited)

Georgie Kidder ... (uncredited)

Peter Kilcommons ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Eve Lora ... Actress (uncredited)

Dushawn Moses ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jeffrey D. Petrauskas ... Festival Participant (uncredited)
Jacqueline Quinn ... Singer in the Park (uncredited)
Gina Varvaro ... (uncredited)

Bryan Webster ... Martin (uncredited)

Directed by
Tina Gordon Chism 
Writing credits
Tina Gordon Chism (written by)

Produced by
Stephanie Allain .... producer
Ozzie Areu .... producer
Charles S. Dutton .... executive producer
Paul Hall .... producer
Preston L. Holmes .... line producer
Sherry Marsh .... executive producer
Matt Moore .... producer
Michael Paseornek .... production executive
Tyler Perry .... producer
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski 
Film Editing by
David Moritz 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
Production Design by
Rick Butler 
Art Direction by
Leo Holder 
Set Decoration by
Janet Shaw 
Costume Design by
Paul A. Simmons Jr.  (as Paul Simmons)
Makeup Department
Annemarie Bradley .... assistant hair stylist
Anita Gibson .... makeup department head
Daniel Green .... makeup artist
Erin Hicks .... hair stylist
Sanja Milic .... additional makeup artist
Roxanne Rizzo .... makeup artist
Takisha Sturdivant .... department head hair stylist
Takisha Sturdivant .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Mark W. McCoy .... post-production supervisor (as Mark McCoy)
Curtis A. Miller .... production director: Lionsgate
Dwight Williams .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ethan Anderson .... additional second assistant director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director: Co-Producer
Takahide Kawakami .... second assistant director
Kelly Mahoney .... dga trainee
Dale M. Nielsen .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jose Amor .... key carpenter
Mike Biskupski .... set dresser
Ian Bliven .... art department intern
Harry Brown .... best boy construction grip
Devin Butler .... art production assistant
Eric Cheripka .... property master
Mike Chesbro .... art department production assistant
John J. Ciccimarro .... construction coordinator
E. David Cosier .... assistant art director
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist
Joe Galione .... on-set dresser
Thomas Hocking .... construction key grip
Karen Kates .... props
Tara Kelly .... props
Carrie Leigh .... art department coordinator
Laura Lerner .... camera scenic
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... charge scenic
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car coordinator
Patrice Perry .... art department
Fred Piesco .... shop craftsman
Gerard H. Pineo .... leadman
Neolysa Ramos .... shop industrial
Philip Saccio Jr. .... set dresser
Matt Salomon .... art department production assistant
Courtney Schmidt .... assistant property master
Eric Stepper .... set dresser
Amanda Marie Wickham .... art department intern
Kara Zeigon .... buyer (as Kara Torney)
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Kimberly Ellis .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Amanda Jacques .... boom operator
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer
Toussaint Kotright .... sound utility
James Moriana .... foley artist
Egor Panchenko .... audio playback engineer
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Frank Stettner .... sound mixer
Jon Title .... sound designer
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Pablo José Fuertes .... additional visual effects
Cortney Haile .... visual effects executive
Rachel Faith Hanson .... visual effects coordinator
Dharmendra Jayaraman .... compositor
Martin López Funes .... additional visual effects
Jose Marra .... visual effects supervisor
Sean Mattini .... visual effects coordinator
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects artist
Ignacio Suárez Rubio .... additional visual effects
Chris Barnes .... marine stunts
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
Aja Frary .... stunt double: Kali Hawk
Jeremy Sample .... stunt double: Craig Robinson
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Brian Carmichael .... video assist
Jesse Chertoff .... electrician
Ted Chu .... camera operator: "a" camera
Patrick Cousins .... electrician
Nick Demas .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator
Gary Jackiewicz .... grip
Ted LeHane .... best boy grip
Robert Link .... electrician
Scott Lipkowitz .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Clay Liversidge .... best boy electric
Scott Maher .... electrician
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician
Chris Melendez .... grip
Michael J. Mullen .... rigging electric
Rocco Palmieri .... rigging gaffer
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Ian Pratt .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Donald Russell .... additional camera operator
Paul Schilens .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Lowell Schulman .... best boy rigging electrician
Vanessa Viera .... loader
Brett Walters .... first assistant camera "a" camera
Casting Department
Marquita Bradley .... extras casting assistant
Jill Hamburgo .... extras casting assistant
Lisa Preston .... casting assistant
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Jenny Trinh .... casting assistant
Jackie Sollitto .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Berwick .... assistant costume designer
Darlene Jackson .... costumer
Kirsten Mogg .... costumer
Tracey Phillips-Boone .... set costumer
Paul A. Simmons Jr. .... costume supervisor (as Paul Simmons)
Omar J. Simmons .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Brett Carroll .... first assistant editor
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Ben Estrada .... colorist: dailies
Jermaine R. Gill .... color correction assistant
Eileen Godoy .... digital intermediate producer
Guy Handelman .... editorial assistant
Laura Holeman .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Natasha Leonnet .... digital intermediate colorist
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Andre Rivas .... digital intermediate colorist assistant
Kimi Rosenthal .... post-production assistant
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Stephen Bray .... music producer
Lisa Brown .... music consultant
Jordan Corngold .... music editor
Erin Dillon .... assistant music supervisor
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Tracy McKnight .... executive in charge of music
Julie Pearce .... temp music editor
David Sabee .... music contractor
Ric Schnupp .... assistant engineer
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer: music recording engineer
Ryan Svendsen .... music coordinator
Jesse Voccia .... electronic music programmer
Willa Yudell .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Jason Bowers .... driver
David Buckman .... driver
Jim Buckman .... transportation captain
Enrico Caruso .... driver
Peter Connors .... transportation co-captain
Greg Jacobs .... driver
John Michael Vukson .... driver
Other crew
Jill Andrade .... executive assistant: Mr. Ozzie Areu
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Atanas Bakalov .... office production assistant
Breta Bas .... production secretary
Hannah Bergstrom .... post production intern (as Hannah Boyce)
Khalilah Birdsong .... creative executive
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator
Gina Cassesse .... accounting clerk
Kevin Chang .... accounting clerk
Sasha Charlemagne .... assistant production office coordinator
Kate Clarkson .... animal wrangler
Ami Cohen .... production department coordinator
Wendy Cohen .... production resources
Eddy Collyns .... location manager
Deshawn Davis .... choreographer
Daví .... choreographer
Jon Franklin .... set medic
Tulani Garnett .... assistant to director
Eddie Griffith .... key production assistant
Abigail Hansen .... set production assistant
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Rob Herling .... location scout
Kevin Hill .... assistant to producers
Daniel Hodgdon .... accounting intern
Kristina Kasmin .... production assistant
Amanda A. Keith .... production assistant
Dan Levine .... accounting intern
Cathryn Long .... animal wrangler
Liz Magee .... set production assistant
Jose Martinez .... set medic
Anthony McClendon .... location scout
Jacob Metsa .... location scout
Khanya Mkhize .... adr voice group
Jamie Morris .... first assistant accountant
Amanda O'Reilly .... office production assistant
Gary Ousdahl .... story editor: 34th Street Films
Stephanie Paseornek .... assistant to line producer
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
David Albert Pierce .... additional legal services
Darryl Prevost .... production assistant
Jason Quimby .... assistant location manager
Timothy Scott Ralston .... screening operations executive
Emily Rice .... post production accountant
Spencer W. Richards .... office production assistant
Dawn Murphy Riley .... production coordinator
Leslie Rodriguez .... second assistant accountant
Eshaine Rossi .... set production assistant
Christopher Sarli .... location assistant
Chris Seeharack .... location assistant
William Sepulveda .... craft service
Daryl Sledge .... production staff
Constantine P. Stamos .... craft service
Eugene Stamos .... additional craft service
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Eva Vedock .... craft service
Michael Woody .... payroll accountant
Carole Wurst .... assistant to producer
Carole Wurst .... assistant: Matt Moore
Derek Yip .... production accountant

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language
USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Germany:6 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:M18 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47112)
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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee announced that Diahann Caroll was going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame while PEEPLES was filming.See more »
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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
"The cinematic equivalent of flat soda", 18 May 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Tyler Perry Presents Peeples is a bad movie, but it's not a bad movie for a special reason. It's a lame, tired trudge through the kind of cutesy, "look at me" romantic-comedy genre of cinema that almost never feels as if it is trying. Films like these are usually an easy-sell to the public because there simply isn't a whole lot to stomach. Even during the climatic parts of the film does it feel that there isn't a whole lot going on in terms of development and plot progression. These pictures exist to provide audiences members with the kind of ninety-minute material that will not better them in any way, but not make them think too hard or burden them in any way.

If that's what you want, Peeples delivers on a level that pleases. For those seeking more intelligent fare, all I can say is seek on. The film feels like an urban redux of Meet the Parents, this time focusing on the likable but bland Wade Walker (Craig Robinson), a good-intentioned soul who makes a living off of singing songs to kids urging them to use their words and not their bodily fluids (?). He is dating the cute but equally bland Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington), who seems to be light years out of his league. Wade feels upset and unfulfilled that he hasn't been acquainted with Grace's family and decides that, in order to propose to her, he should crash the family's weekend stay in the Hamptons.

The head of the family is the bitter, mean-spirited Virgil Peeples (David Alan Grier), who sees Wade's good-natured but ill-fated attempts at connection and resonance as foolish ways to climb up the ladder of likability. He is more won over by Daphne Peeples (S. Epatha Merkerson), Grace's mother, and "Sy" (Tyler James Williams), their younger son.

What unfolds is a series of predictable and lame antics from a textbook of what a comedy can do to go from mediocre to nearly unwatchable in record time. The cast has all been cheery and capable before, but throw them together with some of the worst writing of the year in terms of realism and tonality and you have an affair that is just incredibly difficult to stay in-tuned with, even if only for ninety-five minutes.

Returning to the point of realism, the film seems to predicate its humor off of the unrealistic way the Peeples' respond to Wade's charm and affection for their daughter. They react in a way that no parent, ever, would respond to their daughter's boyfriend's acts of kindness. Much of this played-out, unrealistic cynicism comes from Grier's Virgil, who is so lowly human and condescending to Wade and his family that his character never comes close to the line of being funny or entertaining.

There's a scene that absolutely slayed me and that involved Wade, Grace, Virgil, and another member of the Peeples' distance family sitting in the living room and talking about what Wade wants to do in his future. After they take turns belittling him and treating his "play it by ear" plans as lunacy, Wade stands up and is about to propose to Grace when Daphne calls for suppertime. Everyone remarks about how excited they are for dinner and leave poor Wade standing alone in the living room, interrupted and with a lesser-ego. If Wade had done that to, say, Virgil, he'd be crucified.

It's that kind of instance we're supposed to regard as funny or entertaining. Maybe my humanity for characters in films has increased since I began reviewing, but it's scenes like that I find inexcusable and implausible. If the family hadn't been so unbelievable, acting like compulsive cults with military precision wearing raincoats at the smallest mention of rain and boasting Timex watches day-in and day-out, that scene alone would've been enough to regard every attempt the film has at emotional resonance or relatability has not only facile but completely unbecoming.

The film was written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism, who is responsible for writing the charismatic film Drumline that featured a young Nick Cannon and unmissable energy. While Tyler Perry's name is featured prominently at the forefront of the film's title, I don't blame him for the turnout. He can only fund money and input so much creative control into such a project. If he had manned the production ship, I would've at least respected earnest attempts at creating drama. Not implausible ones.

If you want a more unconventional film, with real human-interest, ethical issues, complex family relations, and even a romantic subplot try and seek out Jeff Nichols' brilliant Mud as your weekend diversion. It's a truly beautiful picture with themes and a wonderful sense of adventure - the kinds of things cinema was erected off of. Peeples is the cinematic equivalent of flat soda.

NOTE: My video review of Tyler Perry Presents Peeples,

Starring: Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Tyler James Williams. Directed by: Tina Gordon Chism.

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