You People - Netflix

I fear the term “in your face” was used in concocting the wrong-headed disaster that is “You People,” which begins with an “edgy” graffiti-style font for the titles, uses “edgy” graphics to cut between scenes and, fatally, poses the “edgy” premise of Ezra, a White Jewish guy (Jonah Hill) marrying Amira, a Black woman (Lauren London), as a way to explore racial relationships and generational divides.

This film attempted some tricky alchemy of bold comedy and serious topics to portray complex, nuanced issues, and it failed utterly.


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Asia Frey grew up in Mobile and went to college at New York University where she studied literature. She has written for Lagniappe since the very first issue and when she is not watching movies, she works as a librarian.

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