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"PEEPLES"
(2013) (Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A good-hearted, but unaccomplished man meets his girlfriend's very accomplished parents and ends up running afoul of the dad.
PLOT:
Wade (CRAIG ROBINSON) is a good-hearted, but so far unaccomplished man who aspires to get his doctorate in child psychology. For now, though, he is a children's educator at local libraries and schools. He is dating Grace Peeples (KERRY WASHINGTON), a lawyer who has still not told her demanding, upper-class father, Virgil (DAVID ALAN GRIER), and former pop star mother, Daphne (S. EPATHA MERKERSON), that they are living together or even dating.

Wade decides to surprise Daphne on a family vacation weekend in small-town Connecticut, and Grace is forced to acknowledge their relationship. Virgil takes an immediate dislike to his daughter's boyfriend and calls him just a "phase" she is going through. Wade, meanwhile, gets to meet Grace's closet-lesbian sister, Gloria (KALI HAWK); her not-so-secret lesbian friend, Meg (KIMRIE LEWIS-DAVIS); and Grace's surly little brother, Simon (TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS), who idolizes the "gangsta" lifestyle and has a habit of stealing.

Wade gets even more family than he bargained for when his fun-seeking little brother, Chris (MALCOLM BARRETT), decides to surprise him and offer moral support. He also meets Grace's inquisitive grandpa (MELVIN VAN PEEBLES) and grandma (DIAHANN CARROLL). He looks for the right time to ask for Grace's hand in marriage. But comical complications continue to arise.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may have some interest.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, drug material, and language.


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