Netflix’s You People has a great cast and an intriguing storyline but falls short on expectations. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Netflix’s You People launched on the streaming service yesterday, January 27th. The film stars Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and centers around an interracist couple getting married, yet their families are causing problems in their relationship. It has heart and humor, but a lot of cringe-worthy moments are mixed in. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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You People Parents Guide
In Netflix’s You People: A new couple and their families reckon with modern love amid culture clashes, societal expectations and generational differences.
You People Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Netflix’s You People.
Language: Netflix’s You People contains strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, a**h*le, p*&&y, d*ck, a**, d*mn, t*tties, wh*re, and frequent use of the N-word.
Mature Content: The film centers around two different cultures, and there are many uncomfortable moments where family members from the opposite culture act and speak inappropriately about said culture. As an example, there was a scene where the white (soon-to-be) mother-in-law took her black (soon-to-be) daughter-in-law to a spa and called the facility out for acting racist, which they weren’t, leading to an uncomfortable situation. The movie also contains characters consuming alcohol and partaking in drugs, including cocaine.
Netflix’s You People has a star-studded cast, including Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill, who make a funny duo as they banter between each other in a funny father-son-in-law (or soon-to-be) way. Speaking of Jonah Hill, he has seemed to back off from Hollywood and starring in blockbuster films, stepping out of the limelight and focusing more on small productions, some of which he even wrote himself, like the Indy film Mid90s and the Netflix documentary Stutz, which currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He has taken this same route in his newest venture, You People, which he co-wrote and produced.
Netflix’s You People has a very intriguing concept with the whole culture clash narrative, as well as a cast that includes stars in their own right, such as legendary comedian Eddie Murphy. But for a comedy, with a cast full of comedians and a concept that offers much content on the subject, the entire movie was a letdown. Sure, there are times viewers will chuckle, but they are too few and far between. The biggest reactions the film will get are cringe-worthy moments with jokes that try to push the line but just end with a bad taste in the mouth.