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People Like Us (2012)

PG-13  |   |  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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Sam has been keeping his distance from his father. When his father dies, he goes home for the funeral, and to see if his father left him any money so that he could bail himself out of his latest jam. But he learns that his father left all of his money to someone named Josh Davis. He finds him and learns that he is the troubled son of a woman named Frankie. Sam thinks she is his sister. He doesn't give the money cause he needs it. He makes contact with her but doesn't tell her who he is. Eventually they become friends and even helps Josh with his problems. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Welcome to People  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,255,423 (USA) (29 June 2012)


$12,412,386 (USA) (17 August 2012)

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Did You Know?


Michelle Pfeiffer tried to get a scene removed where her character slaps Chris Pine across the face. Pfeiffer felt that it would be difficult for her character to redeem herself in the eyes of the audience. However, the scene remains in the film. See more »


When Sam and his mom are sitting on the couch, after the operation of Lillian, in the camera shot from the left she rubs her head with her fingers. Then the camera shot turns to the right, in this shot she isn't rubbing her head. See more »


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.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


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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 (United States) – See 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.


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