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People Like Us (2012)

 -  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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Ted
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Dr. Amanda
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Ike Rafferty
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Storyline

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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Find your family.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$12,412,386 (USA) (17 August 2012)
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Rachel McAdams was considered for the lead role, but Elizabeth Banks was later cast. See more »

Goofs

In the very early stage of the movie Sam enters James room. You can see from the window which Sam sits by that it is night time, but they leave the building it is morning time. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Sam: It means that the outcome doesn't matter. What matters is that you were there for it, whatever IT is, good or bad, kind of like right now.
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Louder (Put Your Hands Up)
Written by Chris Willis, Mich Hansen and Jonas Jeberg
Performed by Chris Willis
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predictable and too much of the American "feel good" vibe
16 September 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I honestly don't get why this movie has an average rating over a 7. OK, there are some good aspects to this film. The acting is solid, and...well I guess that's about it. The plot is very thin and the entire outline can be predicted in about 15 minutes. But the most annoying part of the film was the extremely sweet American way of trying to make the viewers feel good. They try so hard that it backfires and on me it had the exact opposite effect. Real shame, because the story, which is based on actual events, had potential. This artificially "feel-good" vibe hinders the viewer from identifying with the main characters, and decreases the reality level of the film. Which is of course strange to say the least as it is, as I already mentioned, inspired by actual events.


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