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comedy, romance

Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Funny but formulaic comedy has some edgy content.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Peeples is a Tyler Perry-produced, Meet the Parents-esque comedy that follows the misadventures of a man who's finally meeting his girlfriend's family. He doesn't make a very good first impression on her domineering father, almost everyone is hiding something, and eventually things start to unravel in a spectacular fashion. Expect several sexual conversations/references, discussion of a same-sex relationship, lots of skimpy/cleavage-baring outfits (as well as a non-graphic skinny dipping scene), some strong language ("s--t," "d--k," and one "f--k"), and a few scenes feature drinking and drugs (pot, mushrooms).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the kind of laughs this comedy goes for. Is seeing people in awkward/humiliating situations funny?
  • What do you think about Grace's relationship with her father? Why does she keep secrets from him? Why do so many other people in the family hide things from him, too? What is the movie saying about the consequences of dishonesty?
  • Wade has trouble adjusting to the Peeples' home, where there are so many secrets and lies -- how would you feel visiting such a home?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The movie's clichs would be more acceptable if the characters were better drawn, but there's not a memorable one in the bunch.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, May 10, 2013

Fresh: 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, Friday, May 10, 2013

Fresh: This pleasing ensemble comedy, while manifesting Perry trademarks, is very much Ms. Chism's own. And that is to its benefit.

- Andy Webster, New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Funny movie. I am a die hard Tyler Perry fan because all of his movies have this kernel of human truth in them, no matter how slapstick. In this case, the fact that all families have dirty little secrets--no family is perfect no matter how they present themselves.

- bathshebamonk, Sunday, May 26, 2013

2 stars

very funny, well acted & directed BUT...this story has been over used time & time again. Craig Robinson is really good & I hope he gets another film to showcase his talent

- MistaWonderful, Sunday, May 12, 2013

2 stars

Kudos to Craig Robinson for being such a good comedic actor. He nearly held the film together all on his own. Nearly. If only the jokes were funnier, and the script was better. He deserves better material in the future.

- adamjs107, Friday, May 10, 2013