Watch Eddie Murphy Grill Jonah Hill In Netflix's Hilariously Cringey You People Clip

Jonah Hill has joined forces with a number of formidable comedic actors over the years, including Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Steve Carrell. And his latest flick is going to pair him with a true Hollywood titan in the form of Eddie Murphy. Hill and Murphy teamed up for Netflix’s You People, which comes from the mind of director, writer and producer Kenya Barris. Not much has been released in terms of footage when it comes to the 2023 movie release. However, the streamer just released a clip that shows Murphy’s character grilling Hill’s, and it’s hilariously cringey.

The snippet of footage shows Jonah Hill’s yet-to-be-named character having a meet-up with his prospective in-laws, played by Eddie Murphy and Nia Long. The three meet up at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, where it doesn’t take long for things to get awkward. After Hill attempts to break the ice, Murphy asks whether the young man hangs out in the hood frequently or if he only comes by to indulge in the Black community’s “food and women.” That sets the tone for the entire chat, as the seemingly well-to-do guy tries to ask the unimpressed parents’ permission for their daughter’s hand in marriage. 

The discussion eventually turns to the topic of children, which is when the Superbad alum’s character proceeds to hype up people who are biracial. He even offers up some examples of “really awesome” mixed race individuals like Mariah Carey and Derek Jeter. But what really makes his girlfriend’s folks uncomfortable is when he adds in the “GOAT”: Malcolm X. While the entire clip only includes this single scene, it greatly establishes the cringe humor that the film will employ.

You People tells the story of a young couple (played by Lauren London and the aforementioned Jonah Hill) who, after falling in love, must contend with their cultural differences. It’s also apparent that other people in their orbit will be drawn into their growing romance as well. In addition to Eddie Murphy and Nia Long, Hill and London are joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mike Epps, Deon Cole, David Duchovny and Rhea Perlman. Hill penned the script with director Kenya Barris, and both also serve as producers alongside Kevin Misher. 

This marks yet another Netflix production for Jonah Hill, who was part of the ensemble cast of Don’t Look Up just last year. Meanwhile, Eddie Murphy headlined the streamer’s comedic period piece, Dolemite Is My Name, back in 2019. The role earned Murphy a considerable amount of acclaim at the time, and the production essentially helped usher in a movie comeback for the veteran star. Murphy has since reteamed with the major streaming company and Paramount Pictures for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, which features a number of the franchise’s OGs and series newcomers like Joseph Gordon Levitt.

But before the beloved actor reprises his role as the quick-witted Detroit cop, it’ll be interesting to see him take his on-screen daughter’s boyfriend to task in You People. The film is sure to have plenty of moments that’ll make audiences both laugh and cringe as well as a few scenes that could give them some social commentary to chew on as well.

You People is set to premiere on January 27, so you’ll want to grab a Netflix subscription if you plan on checking it out.

Erik Swann
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