Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Peeples Review - 2½ Stars

The very likable Craig Robinson hopes to marry Kerry Washington but has to win over her upper class family.  Any son in law can identify with the comedy that follows. Tyler Perry puts his name on the project but the sure hand of writer director Tina Gordon Chism (she wrote for “Cosby” and wrote “Drumline”) makes this click.  A really good cast helps.  It includes David Alan Grier as the disapproving father, S. Epatha Merkerson as his wife, Tyler Williams as a wise cracking best friend and Diahann Carroll as the family grand matriarch.  Many funny moments in this pleasant family comedy.   Does it deliver what it promises?  Family comedy.  Is it entertaining?  Great laughs.  Is it worth the price of admission?  I think if you  don’t care about watching another “Great Gatsby” this could be the ticket.