Peep World

Synopsis: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Barry W. Blaustein
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
79 min

Henry Meyerwitz

had never wanted any children.

But when he had his first,

he remembered an old proverb:

"Commit a sin twice,

and it Will not seem a crime."

So he had more.

And once a year, his sins,

all grown up,

gathered to celebrate

his birthday.

He didn't want to be there.

They didn't want to be there.

This year, however,

a book came out

that made it even Worse.

And I want to make a toast

to my fabulous son Nate

and the great success

he's having with his book,

Peep World.

Thanks, Dad.

Oh, pardon me If I don't toast

a man who's ruined my life.

And I don't know how

any of you could.

I ruined your life?

And what did I do?

Did I make you more unemployed,

more dysfunctional?

You stabbed us all

in the back, you motherf***er!

You're a f***ing b*tch.


You honestly have wasted

your entire life

being an a**hole.

Look at yourself in the mirror.

You're a fraud.

- You're the f***ed-up version

of Amy Winehouse..

There were

four Meyerwitz children.

Jack was the responsible son.

Like the main character

in Peep World,

he was a struggling architect

Whose father made him

feel inadequate.


There were

other things in his life

that made him

fee! inadequate foo.

Piece of sh*t.



The first time

Jack heard Laura

curse in her sleep, he assumed

she was having a nightmare.


F*** you.

By the second night,

he knew the nightmare was him.

Cheri Meyerwitz

was a would-be artist,

poet, actress, dancer,

and singer-songwriter.

But the only thing

that had brought her

any measure of recognition

was the Way her brother Nathan

had portrayed her

in his book, Peep World..

AH right, folks,

here we go.

This is Peep World..

Scene 24, take four.

To make matters Worse,

they just happened to be

shooting the movie version

right in front

of her apartment.

We gotta go.

We gotta get a shot off.

31 apple, take one.


How do I look?

You look good.

Good? Just good?

I can't go to my audition now.

My confidence is shot.

God damn it,

what the f*** was that?


Are you f***ing kidding me?

Come on, feel the noise

Every family

has a black sheep,

a colossal underachiever,

a recovering addict,

a f***-up.

In the Meyerwitz family,

that role fell to Joel..

Oh, God. Sh*t.

What was that?

Oh, man.

And I don't know Why

I don't know why

It makes me money

And I don't know Why

Oh, come on.


That's just great.

Oh, no!

JOh, nor

That is so not cool, man.

Girls, rock your boys



Back in two minutes.

Back on the air

in two minutes.


the youngest Meyerwitz,

had relished every moment

of his book tour

except for today.

That's because

he was facing his family

for the first time

since Peep World came out.

They'll be ready for you

in a minute.

I told them not to mention

your sister's lawsuit.

Good. Thank you.

Thank you very much.

You have a little something.

Do you want me to get you

another green tea?

No, I'm fine.

You can do whatever you do.


Nathan's favorite

part of his book tour

was getting to work

with attractive assistants.

He treated them



Because he read

Norman Mailer did that.

I'm sure you get this

all the time.

Do you have any

sort of advice at all

fora young struggling writer?

I mean, I love doing PR work

and everything,

but in my heart,

I'm a writer.

Of course you are.

So, like, any sort

of experience at all

that you could

kind of pass...

Listen. Listen.

There's nothing that

I can tell you

that's gonna

magically make you a writer.

You either have talent,

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