Watch: Peeples 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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…
Plot: The story follows what happens when a child psychologist surprises his girlfriend by showing up at her political family’s annual get-together at their Sag Harbor vacation home only to find them desperately in need of therapy.
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|5.3/10 Votes: 4,914|
|38% | RottenTomatoes|
|52/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 57 Popularity: 4.237 | TMDB|
This film is an obvious installment of a black version of meet the parents. That’s not where the problem lies however. The humor in this story is often too contrived, and Craig Robinson fails to bring enough endearing qualities to the role of Wade. The character Grace, played by Kerry Washington, is rather simplistic, but I still can’t see what she would find attractive in Wade. The Dad Virgil Peeples, had potential to save the story, but the writing, did David Alan Grier an injustice. The character of Virgil, unlike Grace, was too complex. His swagger was demeaned, by his abuse from his own Father portrayed by Melvin Van Peebles. His demons were over loaded by this nudist society, meditation, and sexual affairs. The family was a typical upper class dis functional group of degenerates. I think this movie lost traction from the beginning, and while it had a nice texture, with the scenic-locational footage, the character dynamics were lacking, and the humor was weak.
I have no idea why people are giving this movie a bad review. It was light, amusing, and very entertaining. Finally a movie in which black people are like the black people I know. Professionals, that all use correct English, that are middle to upper middle class and have their own funny quirks. No the movie wasn’t seeking the cheap laughs from portraying African Americans in the typical Hollywood skewed context. None of the black women “went off” or did the whole neck thingy. No one was selling drugs or eating fried chicken or living in the hood.
If you have any experience with African Americans like the ones portrayed here then you will enjoy the movie. If you want every African American movie to follow the stereotypical blue print that it seems directors and production houses insist upon promulgating then you might not. Excellent, smart, well written and completely undeserving of that 3.8 rating.
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