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Peeples (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.

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Tina Gordon (as Tina Gordon Chism)

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Tina Gordon (as Tina Gordon Chism)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Meg (as Kimrie Lewis-Davis)
Malcolm Barrett ... Chris Walker
Ana Gasteyer ... Mayor Hodge
Briana Marin ... Sexy Mother
Angelee Areu Angelee Areu ... 5-Year-Old-Girl
Tuffy Questell ... Taxi Driver
Jerome Preston Bates Jerome Preston Bates ... Skip
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Storyline

Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) may not be a blue blood, but he loves Grace (Kerry Washington), and he's eager to propose. Convinced that his best bet is to make his move while Grace's entire family is present, Wade boldly invites himself to her family reunion, and does his best to make a good impression. Over the course of an eventful weekend, he learns that he may fit in better with the dysfunctional yet well-to-do clan than he ever could have anticipated..

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f rated | african american | See All (2) »

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He's not one of the Peeples. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We the Peeples See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,611,534, 12 May 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,123,834, 9 June 2013
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Executive Music Producer Stephen Bray wrote original songs for the film including "Speak It (Don't Leak It!)," "Turn You On," and "Drawers on the Floor" that were performed by the cast. See more »

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Bland, but still better than I expected
14 November 2014 | by brchthethirdSee all my reviews

Even though the trailer I saw for this looked pretty good, I wasn't exactly expecting too much given this was produced by Tyler Perry. Thankfully I can report that while his influence can be felt, this movie stays away from the overt messaging and preachiness of his other work (directing, mostly). To concisely describe this movie, it's like an African-American version of MEET THE PARENTS, although it isn't quite as funny. The humor comes in fits and spurts, but when it does come it is really hilarious. The plot also feels kind of episodic, moving towards a finale that you can see coming a mile away. Still, the journey there is quite an entertaining one. The acting is just fine for this kind of material, and Craig Robinson does bring this nice everyman comic persona to the film, but I thought that David Alan Grier and Malcolm Barrett (playing Craig Robinson's brother) were the standouts here. Kerry Washington also does a nice job, although this isn't some of her best work. Some other downsides include a rather trite treatment of homosexuality (one of the Peeple daughters is a lesbian) and the way the plot is tied up in a nice ribbon at the end almost too quickly. However, the camaraderie and chemistry in the cast is palpable and this makes all of the shortcomings liveable. Overall, given its rather lukewarm reception, I feel that this is an underrated gem and one of the better entries in Tyler Perry's filmography.


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