You People (2023)

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You People (2023). You People: Directed by Kenya Barris. With Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Follows a new couple and their families, who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences.

“I landed on this after scrolling through Netflix for far too long trying to find something that jumped out. Described as a comedy and starring Eddie Murphy, one of my all time favourite comic actors, I thought I might get a few laughs out of it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSadly I didnu0026#39;t, not even once I donu0026#39;t think. Murphy is completely miscast as a serious over-protective father that doesnu0026#39;t play to his usual over the top delivery at all.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIu0026#39;m indifferent to Jonah Hill, and his performance fell right down the middle. Heu0026#39;s playing standard Jonah Hill, think The Sitter but with none stop references to how white and Jewish he is.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMost of the complaints I saw about this film were about the constant references to racial differences, like a modern day race-themed Romeo and Juliet, but honestly I didnu0026#39;t really mind that. If you didnu0026#39;t get that was going to be the concept of the film from the title then thereu0026#39;s no helping you.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe problem I had, other than it not really being funny, was just how dated it already felt… the same month it came out.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThereu0026#39;s a solid two minutes of dialogue between Hill and his Co-podcast host where they talk about Drake. Is Drake even still relevant? Think about how thatu0026#39;s going to age in 5 years or so.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe performances are good (David Duchovny in particular given how one-dimensional his character is) the storyline isnu0026#39;t even that bad, but itu0026#39;s not really a comedy. Itu0026#39;s a romantic… drama I guess? With a message it hamfistedly tries to hammer home.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you like the people in it you might enjoy this more than most, but not one I can recommend.”


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