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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


Hilary Swank read the script and pursued a role in the film, but was ultimately turned down. See more »


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 »


[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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


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Heartfelt Drama That Makes You Laugh, Cry and Every Emotion in Between
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, 15-year-old Raven Devanney shares her review below:

Video review available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzovjcl38xw

People like us is a heartfelt drama about a man who's life takes a turn for the worst and in unsuspecting events leads him to a sister he never knew he had. This film was exceptional. It stars Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine and Michelle Pfeiffer. People like us made me laugh, cry and feel every emotion in between. The visuals in this film were great and the acting was superb. My favorite character was Frankie played by Elizabeth Banks because her performance was so solid and she definitely carried the comedy of this film as well as the heavier emotions. My favorite part of this film is when Sam played by Chris Pine is getting to know Frankie and her young son because I enjoyed watching their bond grow.

It really bothered me that Sam wouldn't tell Frankie who he was until the end of the film because it just complicated their lives, but it gave the film a much needed twist. I recommend this film for ages 13 and up because of adult content and younger children may have a more difficult time fallowing along with the plot. Overall I give People like us 4 out of 5 stars.

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