Peeples Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Peeples

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Power to the peeples.

  • Starring:

    Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S Epatha Merkerson, Tyler James Williams, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, Kali Hawk, Kimrie Lewis-Davis

  • Directed by:

    Tina Gordon Chism

  • Running time:

    95 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A child kicks a man in the shin, a man is punched in the stomach. Shoplifting, stolen goods. Structure accidentally catches fire. A man threatens to kill another man with a harpoon. A man falls off a stage. Blood/gore: Bloody scratch on forehead, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, ogling, dry-humping, spanking, necking. Making love, getting laid, infidelity, sexuality mentioned. Lesbianism, threesome implied. A dog dry-humps a man. Nudity: Naturalism, cleavage, skimpy clothing (poster), lingerie. Shirtless men, outlines of nude bodies.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms grown and consumed. Psilocybin trip. Junkie, druggie mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, shots), alcohol addiction/AA mentioned; sneak-drinking. Gambling.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-words, a-words, d*ck. Name-calling. Racial references, ageism, lesbianism. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Family, relationships, engagement, overbearing father, coming out, child psychology, career sacrifices, secrets, kleptomania.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Engagement proposal/rejection/acceptance. Heart attack, breast enhancement, change-of-life, insomnia, urine mentioned. Beheaded doll. Dog, seasickness, thunder, lightning, sweating, spitting, fire, sparks. Lobster, mussels, oyster eaten. Spiritual offering, sacrifice, hallucination.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Good-natured. Robinson and Washington are watchable. Sturdy direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Threadbare plot, annoying, shallow, formulaic. Few laughs, plot contrivances, weak script, ordinary production values.

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