Peeples
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Sparks fly in the Hamptons when "regular guy" Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples family reunion to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish out of water among this picture-perfect East Coast clan always trying to keep up appearances, but he's not about to let himself sink. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

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"Pleasant, if inane - helped along by a likable cast that's clearly having fun."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The slapstick is often clunky, but Robinson has a sweet jester's disposition that keeps many of the gags from collapsing."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Boasts a great cast, plenty of sharp dialogue, and perhaps most importantly, a sincerity and warmth absent from the majority of studio comedies nowadays."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"It's a broad comedy about family dysfunction that provides some scattered laughs amid a story that is woefully familiar and predictable."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"The arch and resolution are some indication of how utterly lifeless Peeples is, both in the sense of lacking vitality and having no real connection to how people think, feel and react to situations."
‑ David Berry, National Post
"Saves itself from a complete belly flop by its good-natured charm."
‑ Laremy Legel, Film.com
"It's often rote and by-the-numbers, but writer-director Tina Gordon Chism injects the proceedings with enough smart chat, clever situations and spot-on casting choices to make this well-traveled road feel a little less stale."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"nothing is delved into deeper than is necessary to get to the next gag"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"How did they convince Kerry Washington to be in this mess? Talk about a scandal!"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com
"Let's be honest -- harmless it may be, but bad it most certainly is."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"A meet-the-parents-and-their-rigid-disapproval comedy, with a bit of fish-out-of-water humor tossed in."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"This messy and oftentimes obnoxious comedy relies too often on cheap humor to get its points across."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"[Writer/director Tina Gordon Chism is ] good at low-key, observational humor, and the all-around excellent cast swings with aplomb from silly to sweet."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"No one looks more lost in the movie than Washington, its biggest right-this-moment star."
‑ Michael Smith, Tulsa World
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