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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

PEEP WORLD

By D.E.Levine

Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Writer: Peter Himmelstein
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverstein, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara, Taraji P. Henson, Ron Rifkin, Lesley Anne Warren et al.
Producers: Keith Calder, Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter
Co-producer: Paul O. Davis
Original Music: Jeff Cardoni
Running Time: 89 Minutes
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Genre: Comedy

Peep World centers around the 70th birthday of a family patriarch when his four children come together with their respective spouses and significant others to throw their father a birthday dinner.

Also at the dinner is the ex-wife and her second husband, the young girlfriend of the father, and the publicist of the youngest son.

While the family is highly dysfunctional in many ways, in the forefront is the unseemly success of the youngest son because of his tell-all book entitled Peep World.

Based on the most intimate family secrets, Peep World is a tremendous success and has thrown the family members into total chaos.

Add to that the fact that the family daughter has to daily look out at the Peep World movie set, located directly across the street from her apartment. To add pain to insult, the actress playing the daughter in the movie, is the current girlfriend and future wife of the patriarchal father.

What a conundrum! In a low key way, the film is extremely funny and the casting is stellar.