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Meeting your significant other’s parents ranks right up there with public speaking and a route canal – both are painful and you can’t wait to get it over with.  In Tyler Perry’s “Peeples” Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) is ready to propose to his lady love Grace (Kerry Washington)  but won’t pop the question without meeting the rest of her family who he jokingly refers to as “the chocolate Kennedys.”

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When Grace travels to Sag Harbor to attend a family event, Wade decides to tag along and show up unannounced.  When he meets the intimidating Virgil Peeples and the rest of the Peeples clan, Wade learns some surprising facts about his fiancee-to-be and wonders if he will ever fit in with this peculiar band of misfits.

We’ve listed five reasons to check out this fun and raunchy family affair:

Kerry Washington

While Kerry is the undisputed queen of prime time  with  “Scandal”,  audiences will be happy to see her to see her take a more comedic route as Grace Peeples.  Kerry shows off a funnier, laid back and sometimes goofy side which is a welcome change from the heart pounding, high tension drama that surrounds the world of Olivia Pope. And honestly the world needs more of Kerry’s thousand watt smile lighting up the screen.

Keep it in the Closet

In “Peeples” a certain family member harbors a secret about their sexual preference and is reluctant to out themselves to their loved ones.  Most black family dramas and sitcoms are glaringly absent of gay and lesbian characters, but writer/director Tina Chism Gordon handles the subject with great humor, upending the stereotype that all  African-Americans are closed-minded homophobes.

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