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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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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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29 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Welcome to People  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,255,423 (USA) (1 July 2012)

Gross:

$12,412,386 (USA) (19 August 2012)
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Amy Adams was considered for the lead role but dropped out to spend time with her family. See more »

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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 »

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Sam: Six rules. And listen up, because I don't know if I'm gonna be able to tell you this again, okay? These are from my father. Number one. lf you like something because you think other people are gonna like it, it's a sure bet no one will. Number two. Most doors in the world are closed, so if you find one that you want to get into, you damn well better have an interesting knock. And if you knock like you drum, you'll be fine. Number three. Everything that you think is important, isn't. And ...
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Referenced in Need for Speed (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Eric Carmen
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not your typical Romantic Comedy!
25 May 2012 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed seeing this latest movie with Chris Pine. The acting is great, the storyline is well written with adequate character development to let you get emotionally invested. Michelle Pfeiffer gives the level of performance you typically expect from Diane Keaton with empathy and sincerity. Chris Pine as Sam shows he's much more than just a pretty face, but the true scene stealer is Michael Hall D'Addario who plays Josh, the bad-boy son of Elizabeth Banks' character, Frankie. I really enjoyed that it isn't your typical romantic comedy between a man and woman who end up either together or not. Frankie and Sam being sister and brother as the primary love interests give it a very interesting twist but there's also the mother-son sub-plot as well as Sam and Hannah, played by Olivia Wilde. We clapped when the credits rolled, which is rare for a romantic comedy movie.


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