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People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 29 June 2012 (USA)
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While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

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Alex Kurtzman

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Sam
Elizabeth Banks ... Frankie
Michael Hall D'Addario ... Josh
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Lillian
Olivia Wilde ... Hannah
Mark Duplass ... Ted
Sara Mornell ... Dr. Amanda
Philip Baker Hall ... Ike Rafferty
Dean Chekvala ... Jerry
Barbara Eve Harris ... Mrs. Haney
David Burrus David Burrus ... Derek
Joseph Wise ... Danny
Devin Brochu ... Simon
Gabriela Milla ... Lucy
Abhi Sinha ... Manager
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Workaholic and sleazy businessman Sam is extremely reluctant to leave New York and go to his father's funeral. When he finally arrives, it becomes apparent that his mother and girlfriend are disappointed in him for "running away" whenever times get too emotional. Soon afterwards, he discovers that his father was sleeping around with another woman, and that Sam actually has a half-sister whom he never knew existed. His father has willed her $150,000 and has left Sam with the task of getting it to her. Frankie is a bartender also wrapped up in work just like her half-brother, and she has had a bad past and has now been left with the job of being a single parent to her troublemaker son, Josh. Josh is eleven years old but curses like a sailor and constantly makes fart jokes and sex jokes, making him popular with the bad kid crowd at school, although behind the act, Josh is depressed and lonely. Now Sam has to find a way to fix the past and reunite his mom, nephew and half-sister together ... Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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Find your family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The director Alex was also a producer on Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) in which Chris Pine stars as James T Kirk. See more »

Goofs

Josh opens the door to their apartment with the key in the deadbolt, but doesn't turn the key for the deadbolt until after he opens the door a few inches. You can hear the sound of the deadbolt turning after the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Lillian: I hope you never have to know what it's like to love someone, and then find out you're not enough. I was trying to protect you from ever feeling that. Don't you think I believed I was flying to your defense with all the courage in my heart?
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Connections

Referenced in South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie Stop Shuffle
Written and Performed by Charles Mingus
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The thing about family is...Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to understand each other
14 August 2012 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

Now this is a movie that I thoroughly enjoyed watching. Movies like these proves that you don't need crude and obnoxious jokes with nudity and swearing for it to be good. This is an adult movie that approaches things in a touching and yet mature manner. The story in this is about Sam(Chris Pine) getting $150,000 dollars in cash after his fathers death who he loathed. But in his will he wants that money to go to Frankie(Elizabeth Banks) who is his half-sister that he didn't know about until he got his father's will. So he decides to go stalking Frankie and her son and soon chemistry starts to form between them, I guess it's awkward chemistry. Now Sam already has a girlfriend played by Olivia Wilde but the chemistry between Sam and Frankie is just so well written in this to the point I wanted to see more of it. And the fact that they are half-sibling makes things awkward and yet interesting to watch. Elizabeth Banks is still very hot and attractive, random but wanted to throw that in. This movie is mostly about understanding one another since everyone comes from different background no matter how close you are with them. This is a well written emotional drama that maybe predictable in some cases but it's well worth the watch for sure.

8.5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to People See more »

Filming Locations:

Claremont, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,255,423, 1 July 2012

Gross USA:

$12,434,778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,558,931
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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