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“The cinematic equivalent of flat soda”
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, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF9o5GqyppQ
Starring: Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Tyler James Williams. Directed by: Tina Gordon Chism.
Yes, even though it is basically a black family version of Meet the Parents, it was still a decent film.
Before you write this off as another Tyler Perry black people film, or a rip off of Meet the Parents, read this review.
I have seen multiple Tyler Perry films, and at the beginning, they were okay, but as we all know, they got old, and fast. This movie is indeed produced by him, but was not written or directed by him, so his name being on it does not mean it is anything like his “Madea” series, or his other films. I am not really a fan of Tyler Perry, but I did enjoy this film. I am not promising that you will, but don’t write it off just because you are not a fan of the “black family” genre of comedy that Tyler Perry is credited to have popularized.
I believe the reason I enjoyed this film is because of Craig Robinson. I have always enjoyed his scenes in The Office, and I was very pleased to see his character become somewhat of a main character on the show. When I heard of this film, I was sure it was going to be Meet The Parents: Black Family Edition, but I wanted to see it because of Craig nonetheless. I wasn’t wrong, but I wasn’t completely right. This film is basically the same thing as Meet The Parents, but it definitely does have a few unexpected turns. The reason they are “unexpected” is because I had a pre-conceived idea of how the film will play out, because of my love for Meet The Parents. I seriously watch that movie every few months. This film deviates from it’s 13 year elder in a variety of ways, but mainly in its plot twists, which allow for quite a few laughs. The awkward scenes, and the situational humor are quite reminiscent.
Enough comparison, now lets get down to the actual movie. Throughout the film, there are humorous sequences that carry just enough realism that they come off as quite funny. I’ll admit, I didn’t think I’d laugh nearly as much as I did. Although a good portion of the humor stemmed from either sexual or “black” dialog, it never went over the top.
Of course, like 99% of comedies (with the exception of Horrible Bosses) there are times where you just don’t get the humor, and it comes off lame. Sure, there are lame parts, and some jokes fell flat, but overall I was very surprised with the charming humor and witty screenplay, allowing for a likable protagonist, for whom nothing seems to be going right.
Go ahead, give it a view and don’t assume it’s another lame Tyler Perry or black family film, because unlike the ratings on IMDb, I actually enjoyed this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Tina Gordon
Writer Tina Gordon
Actors Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier
Country United States
Awards 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,599 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema