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Review: 'You People' offers nice blend

You People

"You People" is now streaming on Netflix.  Image from Netflix

Chloe Gregg

Five out of Five Stars

By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief

“You People” is a brand-new rom-com out on Netflix, depicting the interracial and intercultural love story between Ezra Cohen (played by Jonah Hill) and Amira Mohammed (played by Lauren London.)

Ezra is from a white, Jewish and privileged background while Amira is from a Black, Muslim underprivileged background.

Of course, opposites attract and they almost immediately hit it off and begin dating. When they soon become engaged, their families are brought into the mix, and that is when their seemingly perfect love has to withstand the biggest test of all: their parents.

Eddie Murphy plays Amira’s strict and dry father. Julie Louis-Dreyfus plays Ezra’s ignorant and cheery mother. The movie is filled with a lot of heart-touching moments, as well as some seriously funny moments. It was definitely new to see Eddie Murphy in this type of mature role, but he does a fantastic job with his one-liners (of course).

I really enjoyed all of the comments on today’s societies and the discussions that were brought up in the film. It had a very nice balance of social issues, romance and comedy so that none of them were too overpowering.

I highly recommend this film!

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