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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny but formulaic comedy has some edgy content.

Movie PG-13 2013 95 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Unfit for human consumption at any age

For adults, it's just another gross out, shock comedy, like the many before it. Those that enjoy such comedy may enjoy this movie. For children, it is a minefield of some of the worst examples of human behavior that they could be exposed to. The movie portrays that sexual intercourse and living together before marriage is OK, and racial stereotyping is fine, as long as people of color are stereotyping themselves. The family potrayed is nuts, the mother is a 'recovering' alcoholic who has only replaced her addiction for alcohol with ones she can satisfy by 'growing her own', the younger brother is a gangster wanna be who steals, and the father, a judge and supposed paragon of virtue, freqnents nude beaches on the sly. Homosexual behavior is suggested to be appropriate, and another character watches two lesbians' sexual activity, shown with obscured nudity. And, throw in the normal crude and rude language. About the only thing objectionable for children that was not in this movie was violence. Yippee.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (3):

PEEPLES has the makings of a decent comedy, and it almost gets there. Everyone in the Peeples family seems to be hiding something: Grace hasn't told her parents about Wade, and Grace's sister hasn't explained all the details about her relationship with her best friend, Meg. Grace's mom has a substance abuse problem, her younger brother has a few unusual habits, and even Wade's brother isn't totally forthcoming about his background.

The movie's situations are funny, but they're not surprising. The acting is solid, the characters are mostly likable, and the pacing is good. But Peeples comes across as a good episode of a standard-issue sitcom. It's not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, and Robinson's Wade stands out as a decent guy who might have been played as a total fool in other romcoms. The Peeples aren't bad people, but the film doesn't really stand out.

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