2023 is off to a great start for movie watchers! "You People" on Netflix is by far one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while. This star studded cast of comedic actors did an excellent job depicting layers of an interracial relationship and the merging of families in today’s day and age.
"You People" is about relationships, social mores, and most of all, familial indifferences. It starts out with a cute budding romance and then reality hit in the form of their respective families. Eddie Murphy and Julia Dreyfuss plays the role of overbearing parents who want the best for their kids- in a different way, as they try to navigate the inherent differences of religions and an “interracial” relationship. My heart smile and I laughed throughout the entire movie.
It’s hard not to laugh at the more sophisticated jokes. The scene when Ducovny is at the piano singing John Legend…HILARIOUS! And when Dreyfuss awkwardly tries to compliment a Black woman’s breasts and later accidentally yanks off a long wig at the bridesmaids party…hysterically funny!
Eddie Murphy also did a very good job playing the stern, but loving father of the bride, as he browbeats Hill’s character as Hill pursues his daughter in marriage.
There were cringe worthy moments in the movie such as the dinner scene because it exposes some internal prejudices we may have in our society. But overall this movie was a great guide in showing how to initiate conversations regarding race relations in real life. Ultimately we see that we are more alike than we are different.
I highly recommend You People to anyone. Great cast, great plot, great theme…it’s a must see!