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You People (2023)

You People (2023)




Jonah Hill

Lauren London

David Duchovny

Nia Long

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Eddie Murphy


Directed by Kenya Barris


This is no disrespect, I love Eddie Murphy I am a child of the 80s I grew up on Eddie Murphy, that said. I blame Seinfeld, Veep and The New Adventures of Old Christine because the one person I could not wait to see was, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. That woman is comedy gold and she did amazing in this movie for me. So now that it is all out there, let me dive into the movie You People. It had it’s moments where I laughed, but it is average because it never got it right.

The whole cast work done on this movie must have set Netflix back a bunch, because this movie is not here to play. The plot, story and cast were cool to a point, then the movie takes a path which boils on silliness and just became creepy.

This movie is about Ezra (Jonah Hill) a grown man from Jewish parents meets and fall in love with Amira a grown woman from Black Muslim parents. The couple are fine with one another and even Ezra’s parents welcome her with joy, but the stereotypical movie presentation of black people showed the parents of Amira not so down with the idea. At first, the way it was going seemed cool and funny, then the movie took a turn. When the parents meet each other, I did not like the fact that the black family (or any of family for that matter) had to be hostile jerks.

In reality they probably will not show up if they did not approve instead of showing up and talking about a character’s anti-semitism comments and claiming to be a proud follower of such. Nobody does that, it is just wrong.

I liked this movie until it got halfway in and the whole shit hit the fan. When the family start the holocaust and slavery (Jews and Blacks) comparison, again who does that. Even if they do, why will anyone think I will like to see that in a romantic comedy movie, this movie just crossed every line in social experiment and romantic comedy. I can critic that aspect as the movie would have faired better if it delved into one of the issues fully. Be comedy or drama focused on social issues.

The movie drips of something we have all seen before and borrowing ideas up and down, but after I got through the first 10 minutes, I was sold. Then the families meet and I went back to the store to buy myself back. Now one thing that almost made me walk off from seeing this is Kenya Barris, I have not seen much of his that I liked (Soul (2020) was good) so I felt this too will be one I did not like, I was not wrong. Although Julia Louis-Dreyfus was just heads and shoulders the best thing that happened to this movie.


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