Meet the Families of ‘You People’

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There are comedy ensembles and then there’s the cast of You People. Kenya Barris’ feature directorial debut brings together Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Molly Gordon and Travis Bennett as one big happy hilarious family. Well, sort of. 

The film centers around Amira Mohammed and Ezra Cohen, a star-crossed couple facing a cultural divide akin to that of the Montagues and Capulets — just swap out fair Verona for sunny Los Angeles. He’s white and Jewish, she’s Black and grew up Muslim, and when the two unexpectedly fall in love after a rideshare mix-up meet cute, their relationship is put to the test by their respective families.

As for the all-star ensemble of comedy savants he’s assembled, even Barris can’t quite wrap his head around that one. “To get this cast in your first movie, it’s like the first time you have sex and getting one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels,” he tells Tudum.

Can romance prevail over difference? Click here to meet the parents and decide for yourself.