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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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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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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)

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

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$12,412,386 (USA) (17 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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When the sodium is thrown into the pool it sinks to the bottom before exploding. In reality sodium floats on water and the explosion is caused by sparks igniting the hydrogen that is formed. See more »

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Sam: Six Rules: 1. If you like something because you think other people are gonna like it, it's a sure bet no one will. 2. Most doors in the world are closed, so if you find one you want to get into: you damn well better have an interesting knock. 3. Everything you think is important, isn't. And everything you think is unimportant, is. 4. Don't shit where you eat. 5. Lean into it: the outcome doesn't matter. What matters is that you're there for it. 6. Never sleep with someone who has more problems ...
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.157 (2012) See more »

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The Ruling Class
Written by Glenn Kotche, Jim O'Rourke' and Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Loose Fur
Courtesy of Drag City Inc.
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Great drama for 2012
29 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice to see Elizabeth Banks can recover from disaster unfunny What to expect, When your expecting. And Chris Pine from the cinematic blandness that is This Means War.

Sam(Chris Pine) a smooth talking salesman, who's last deal falls flat, then his girlfriend gives him the news that his father had died, this has a mixed reaction for Sam, cause he and his father have never gotten along. Sam goes to funeral, and sees his mother. Then meets with with lawyer, who gives a kit of 15 thousand dollars, but then sees a note that tells him to give it too Frankie(Elizabeth Banks)a recovering alcholic, and a single mother, and a waitress, trying to make ends meat. But discovers she is his half sister. How will this play out in the end?

Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks are beyond terrific with there performances, so was Olivia Wilde, not just playing the throw away love interest. Michelle Pfeiffer is also great as Pines mother. A well acted drama.


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