“Oh how the turn tables.” At least that’s what Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill probably want you to think when you watch You People, their upcoming rom-com that exists in the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner cinematic tradition. For Barris and Hill’s version, the roles are flipped: This time, it’s a white man (Hill) asking his Black fiancée’s (Lauren London) parents to bless the marriage. Sat in a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Hill is a fish out of water. “You want to marry my daughter?” Eddie Murphy grills his potential son-in-law in the trailer. Having Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny for parents isn’t exactly helping his side of the family, either. The film — co-written by Barris and Hill — is the Black-ish creator’s feature directorial debut (and the natural end point of nearly a decade’s worth of Barris-led sitcoms that try to think about Blackness today). You People hits Netflix on January 27.
This post has been updated.