Songs Written By: Stephen Bray

Music Composed By: Aaron Zigman

Distributed by: Lakeshore Records

Reviewed by Melissa Minners


                When Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the affluent Peeples' annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their daughter's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage, he has no idea what he is getting into.  At first glance it would appear that Wade is not exactly in the same class as his intended fiancée's family, but as the reunion moves forward, Wade realizes that dysfunction exists in every family and he would be hard-pressed not to find himself fitting in just fine.

                The Peeples Original Motion Picture Soundtrack EP features songs written by Stephen Bray and musical score composed by Aaron Zigman.  Stephen Bray is an songwriter and producer who has received critical acclaim for songs like Madonna's Papa Don't Preach and Express Yourself, songs he has created for The Jets, Gladys Knight and Kylie Minogue, and a Tony and Grammy Award nomination for his co-composing work on the Broadway musical version of The Color Purple.  Aaron Zigman is an American composer, producer, arranger, songwriter and musician who has more than fifty film credits on his impressive résumé, including the scores of The Notebook, Bridge to Tarabithia and For Colored Girls.

                Featuring performances by Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier, the Peeples EP really doesn't offer up much.  The songs are mildly funny and the musical score by Zigman is just right for a comedy, but I was expecting so much more from this score.  The previews for the film looked incredibly funny and I had been looking forward to listening to the music having enjoyed previous Tyler Perry film soundtracks.  That being said, this EP falls flat of expectations and left me wondering if I should even bother checking out the film. 


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