Thursday, February 16, 2023

You People - 2 Stars - January 27, 2023-NETFLIX

You People wants to update engagement classics such as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?  and Meet the Parents.  It tries, although doesn't quite succeed.  Jonah Hill meets Lauren London - things start rocky but smooth out and wham!  they fall in love.  He's white and Jewish.  She's Black and her family's Muslim.  The parents include Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny and Eddie Murphy and Nia Long.  The families meet, they clash, true love suffers and then triumphs.  I laughed a couple of times at the awkward humor.  It's great seeing Julia Lewis-Dreyfus trade barbs with Eddie Murphy.  Julia's especially good as a clueless rich white liberal.  You People aspires to something deeper.  As it is, You People delivers gentle humor and a predictable outcome which is about what you can expect from something that comes with your Netflix subscription.