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You People (2023)

Directed by:
Kenya Barris
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Romantic comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
You People

RUNNING TIME
118 minutes

Produced by:
Kevin Misher
Jonah Hill
Kenya Barris

Written by:
Kenya Barris
Jonah Hill


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ezra Jonah Hill
Amira Lauren London
Arnold David Duchovny
Fatima Nia Long
Shelley Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Akbar Eddie Murphy
Mo Sam Jay -
Omar Travis Bennett -
Liza Molly Gordon -

Demetrius

Deon Cole -
Mr. Greenbaum

Elliott Gould

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Buppy Rhea Perlman -

Uncle EJ

Mike Epps -

Dr. Green

Richard Benjamin -

 

Review

A so-called romantic comedy about cultural differences set in the midst of a hypersensitized, racialized modern USA. The story itself is about as sad as the state of affairs that it tries to satirize, and there's almost nothing funny or romantic about it, despite Jonah Hill's and Lauren London's best efforts in front of the camera. The writers (Hill with director Kenya Barris) aim to show how insensitive the boomers (the parents) are compared to the millennials (the "kids"), but it's all cliches and simplifications. And unless you're up to date on the current sociopolitical situation in the US, which (un)fortunately most people are, You People will make little sense. Another thing making little sense is the film's sudden shift in tone towards the end, when the filmmakers desperately want to show their hopes for the future. I guess their sentiment was that you can't argue with that kind of optimism, no matter how vapidly it's presented.

Copyright 14.02.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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