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Peep World (2010)

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Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.

Director:

Barry W. Blaustein

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Black ... Narrator (voice)
Ron Rifkin ... Henry Meyerwitz
Rainn Wilson ... Joel Meyerwitz
Taraji P. Henson ... Mary
Sarah Silverman ... Cheri Meyerwitz
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Ephraim
Nicholas Hormann ... Ted
Lesley Ann Warren ... Marilyn
Judy Greer ... Laura
Michael C. Hall ... Jack Meyerwitz
Kate Mara ... Meg
Ben Schwartz ... Nathan Meyerwitz
Michael McDonald Michael McDonald ... British Director
Troian Bellisario ... Film Set P.A. (as Troian Avery Bellisario)
Alicia Witt ... Amy Harrison
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Storyline

On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets. Written by anonymous

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secret | expose | book | birthday | rehab | See All (258) »

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All your family's dirty little secrets. Now a #1 best seller.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aile Sirlari See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,702, 27 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,908, 10 April 2011
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Occupant Entertainment See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The hand with different-colored painted nails in the beauty salon Michael C. Hall entered in the movie was the same as the "Ice Truck Killer's" trophy on Hall's Emmy-winning show Dexter (2006). See more »

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Narrator: Henry Meyerwitz had never wanted any children. But when he had his first, he remembered an old proverb. Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime. So he had more. And once a year, his sins, all grown up, gathered to celebrate his birthday. He didn't want to be there. They didn't want to be there. This year however, a book came out that made it even worse.
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Connections

References Island Fever 3 (2004) See more »

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Nighttime Classic
Written by Eric V. Hachikian
Performed by Eric V. Hachikian
Courtesy of Soundcat Productions
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A Peep At The Meyerwitz
12 December 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Stories about dysfunctional families have always held great appeal to me. 'Arrested Development' is among my favourite television series and 'Eulogy' and 'Little Miss Sunshine' are among my all-time favourites. I was quite excited about 'Peep World', more so for its promising cast and the trailer had me laughing out loud. While it's not up there with the aforementioned titles, it's still entertaining.

The main problem with 'Peep World' is that much of the humour felt forced and it didn't add much to the film. At times it tries to be too quirky. One example is Nathan's massive erection sequence which really didn't contribute much. Also 'Peep World' felt very short. Yes, the running time is less than the standard 90 minutes but it felt like a short film rather than a feature. It could have used more story development and I would have liked to have seen what happened to the Meyerwitz after the head recovers from the stroke.

On the plus side, the comically intense sequences are well done and I also enjoyed the final dinner scene which wasn't overdone to the point of being not funny. Of the cast, Michael C. Hall, Judy Greer and Rainn Wilson are stupendous. Ron Rifkin is great. Alicia Witt and Ron Rifkin make full use of their two scenes. Ben Schwartz is very good. Kate Mara is charming. Vivacious Taraji Penda Henson is hot. Sarah Silverman is over the top but she does occasionally manage to make you laugh.

While the writing and direction is overall decent, it is mainly the ensemble that makes it work. 'Peep World' may not be a classic but it's enjoyable nonetheless.


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