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Peeples

A sweet-natured underachiever (Craig Robinson) follows his ambitious lawyer girlfriend (Kerry Washington) to her family's resort home in the hope of winning over her father (David Alan Grier), a humorless federal judge. This big-screen sitcom barely makes sense; the characters change from connivers to gullible idiots (and vice versa) seemingly at random, and one can't imagine why the mismatched lovers would be together in the first place. Writer-director Tina Gordon Chism implies that people should accept each other for who they are, but with no genuine insight to back up this moral, it feels hollow.

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Director:

  • Tina Gordon Chism

Cast:

  • Craig Robinson
  • Kerry Washington
  • David Grier
  • S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Tyler Williams
  • Melvin Van Peebles
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Malcolm Barrett
  • Kali Hawk
  • Ana Gasteyer
  • Kimrie Lewis-Davis

Producers:

  • Tyler Perry
  • Stephanie Allain
  • Paul Hall
  • Ozzie Areu
  • Matt Moore
  • Michael Paseornek
  • Preston Holmes
  • Charles Dutton
  • Sherry Marsh

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