‘Peeples’ Trailer Makes Meeting the Parents More Awkward Than Usual

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Did you think meeting your significant others’ parents was uncomfortable? Try being Wade in Peeples – a lovable schmuck who’s trying to ingratiate himself with his girlfriend’s rich and powerful family. After various misunderstandings, shenanigans, and pratfalls, Wade finds himself increasingly desperate to win the approval of his prospective father-in-law.

Peeples is written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline) and is partially produced by Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry’s Temptation). The movie stars Craig Robinson (This Is the End), Kerry Washington (Django Unchained), David Alan Grier (Happy Endings), and Diahann Carroll (White Collar).

Check out the Peeples posters below (click for full size):

Peeples Poster Kerry Washington 280x170 Peeples Trailer Makes Meeting the Parents More Awkward Than Usual

Peeples Poster Craig Robinson 280x170 Peeples Trailer Makes Meeting the Parents More Awkward Than Usual

This trailer brings to mind many films with similar plots – namely Meet the Parents and its ilk. For all its familiarity, the preview induces more than a few grins and chuckles as it plays. There’s a good mixture of light raunch and warm-heartedness throughout. As with any film carrying the “Tyler Perry Presents” label, there’s a strong sense of family togetherness throughout.

All this said, some of the jokes in the trailer fall rather flat – i.e. the done-to-death dog chase scene. Also, the choice to cast David Alan Grier against type as a stern, upright father figure is undercut by the wacky naked hijinks he gets into later in the preview.

Let’s hope Peeples overcomes the kludge and clichés to reach the potential of its trailer’s stronger moments.


Peeples will visit theaters on May 10, 2013.

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  1. Looks like a not funny meet the parents to me…

    • +1

    • I didn’t even think Meet The Parents was funny so this movie should be even worse judging by that comment.

    • indeed

  2. Didn’t read any of the write, just jumped in and watched it.

    I was on board for say a matinee showing or when its able to watch at home. Then I seen Tyler Perry’s name and that just killed it for me. I am not the stereotypical black guy who “must” support all things TP. I hate the guy and anything he puts out.

    As much as I wanna support Craig Robinson, I just “ain’t got time for that”.

  3. looks funny as hell to me, anthing craig robinson’s in , im all for it

  4. totally agree with nevar216. along with quoting his whole second paragraph, may has too many other good movies for me to watch a (maybe) ok tyler perry film. maybe this’ll be the craig robinson movie i see years from now.

  5. It may not look that great, but it looks like a better Tyler Perry movie. But that might just be because of Craig Robinson’s presence. Or the absence of Madea.

  6. I just hope this isnt a s***** movie for the sake of Craig Robinson because its his first leading role

  7. to me it reminds of meet the parents (as you said above), but mostly of Guess Who. this has a more similar plot to guess who than anything else

  8. i don’t have high hopes for this. “Peeples” really?

  9. where is the trailer?

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  11. I really didn’t like Meet the Parents but I rather go see this than the remakes movies like Jurassic Park.

  12. Tina Gordon Chism did an awesome job in her Directorial debut and Writing of the movie “Peeples”!!! Wow…I Laughed from Beginning to End (Literally)!!! I am so glad TP helped her with her first of many movies, so she will know everything from A to Z as to what to do and what not to do in this industry. He is such a good role model for up & coming writers & directors.

    I look forward to her future films and hope she makes them even lengthier as this one was only an hour & a half. Can’t wait for the DVD to be Released in September!!! :))

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