You People features an ideal mix of humor and entertainment, even though it tackles a heavy topic. It’s important to note that you will likely cringe on multiple—emphasis on multiple—occasions. However, keep in mind that You People takes a number of things to the extreme to make its point (and make it well).
On one side, Amira’s family doesn’t like change. Her father, Akbar (Eddie Murphy), believes that white people are out to get him and his family. On the other hand, Ezra’s family think they’re “woke,” but in reality, they’re painfully unaware of how racist they are. For example, Ezra’s mom Shelley (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is so unlikable, it’s sometimes uncomfortable. But that’s the point. (Louis-Dreyfus plays the role fabulously, BTW.)
Speaking of performances, the all-star cast also makes You People well worth the watch. The on-screen banter between Murphy and Hill is comedy gold. Plus, Nia Long makes a memorable cameo as Amira’s mom, Fatima. *Cue the side-eye*