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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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Ted
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Dr. Amanda
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Ike Rafferty
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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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Budget:

$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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Post production was temporarily delayed while additional scenes featuring Michelle Pfeiffer, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde could be shot in Los Angeles in July 2011. See more »

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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

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. Don't you think I believed I was flying to your defense with all the courage in my heart?
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Referenced in South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) See more »

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Buzzin'
Written by Carlos Battey, Steven Battey, J.R. Rotem (as Jonathan Rotem), John Robert Smith and Mann (as Dijon Mann Thames)
Performed by Mann
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "I Can't Wait" as performed by Nu Shooz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An Amazing Movie! The BEST Performances of the Year.
6 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be under everyone's radar and that's a true shame. I can't recommend it enough if you're looking for a truly moving film about fractured families and fractured souls.

I was completely blown away by this movie and by every single performance. If I were an Academy member and I saw this film I would immediately place the names Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer at the very top of my Oscar nominations lists. Honestly, everyone is just that good in these roles especially Banks. Hers is the best performance I've seen this year bar none. The movie itself is so wonderfully written and packs true emotional resonance. The plot may sound cliché but nothing is handled in a predictable or unreal fashion. Secrets are revealed and it sheds new life on family and the meaning of love. To paraphrase: what seems important now really isn't and what's may seem not important now really is… there's a lot to digest about this film. One thing's for sure, if you "lean in to it" and give this movie your time and undivided attention you will not be sorry that you saw it.


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