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Find your family.
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chris Pine ... Sam

Elizabeth Banks ... Frankie

Michael Hall D'Addario ... Josh

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Lillian

Olivia Wilde ... Hannah

Mark Duplass ... Ted

Sara Mornell ... Dr. Amanda

Philip Baker Hall ... Ike Rafferty

Dean Chekvala ... Jerry

Barbara Eve Harris ... Mrs. Haney

David Burrus ... Derek

Joseph Wise ... Danny

Devin Brochu ... Simon
Gabriela Milla ... Lucy

Abhi Sinha ... Manager

Jon Favreau ... Richards

Rob Brownstein ... Sales VP Ben

Christiann Castellanos ... Secretary

Darren O'Hare ... Telemarketer

Maximilian Osinski ... Telemarketer
LeShay N. Tomlinson ... Attendant (as Leshay Tomlinson Boyce)

Paul Sanchez ... AA Group Leader

Ken Barnett ... AA Member

Stephanie Bast ... AA Member

Shaughn Buchholz ... AA Member

Pippa Hinchley ... AA Member

David Kelsey ... AA Member

Nick Smoke ... AA Member

Amanda Young ... AA Member
Scott Weintraub ... Teacher

Aaron Farb ... Lab Teacher

Sonya Leslie ... Nurse

Alexander Leeb ... German Guy

Katherine Sigismund ... Lillian's Friend (as Katie Sigismund)

Sheila Shaw ... Lillian's Friend

Katy Boyer ... Lillian's Friend
Peggy Lynn Moore ... Waitress

Liza Del Mundo ... Receptionist
Michael D. Parr ... Sleazy Bar Patron
Omar Vega ... Taco Stand Worker
Tara Inden ... LAX Flight Attendant
James Hosney ... Minister

David Zyler ... 70's Studio Tech
Moosie Drier ... 70's Studio Tech

Rif Hutton ... 70's Studio Tech
Steve Alterman ... 70's Studio Tech

Liza Richardson ... CD Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David J Law ... Park parent

Rita Baumsten ... Carol (uncredited)
Robert Lee Bell ... Biker (uncredited)

Al Burke ... Outrageous Biker (uncredited)

Pamela Cedar ... AA Secretary (uncredited)

Cazzey Louis Cereghino ... Biker (uncredited)
Julia Farsadi ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Jerald Garner ... Businessman (uncredited)

Brian Graham ... Biker (uncredited)
Gary Greenberg ... Telemarketer (uncredited)

Adan Iracheta ... Nightclub Goer (uncredited)

Shon Lange ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Candace McKinney ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Bob Jay Mills ... Biker 1 (uncredited)
Austin Que ... Student (uncredited)
Jaeda Stone ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Caroline Jaden Stussi ... Nurse (uncredited)

Preston Thompson ... Nephew (uncredited)

Antoine Williams ... Adult Student (uncredited)

Jon Morgan Woodward ... John - AA Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Kurtzman 
 
Writing credits
Alex Kurtzman (written by) &
Roberto Orci (written by) &
Jody Lambert (written by)

Produced by
Kim Cavyan .... associate producer
Bobby Cohen .... producer
Alex Kurtzman .... executive producer
Jody Lambert .... co-producer
Roberto Orci .... producer
Clayton Townsend .... producer
 
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
 
Cinematography by
Salvatore Totino (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
 
Art Direction by
James E. Tocci 
 
Set Decoration by
Douglas A. Mowat 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Zophres 
 
Makeup Department
Louisa V. Anthony .... key hair stylist
Elena Arroy .... makeup artist
Kimberly Felix .... assistant makeup department head (as Kimberly Felix Burke)
Camille Friend .... department head hair
Mindy Hall .... makeup department head
Carol Hemming .... hair stylist: Ms Pfeiffer
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: for Ms Pfeiffer
Jose Zamora .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mark Graziano .... post production executive
Kelly Helstrom .... production supervisor (as Kelly Helstrom-Maxwell)
Susan E. Novick .... post-production supervisor
Clayton Townsend .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zach Hunt .... second assistant director
Samantha Luu .... dga trainee (as Sam Luu)
Jon Mallard .... first assistant director
Lauren Pasternack .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Barton .... toolman
William Biggerstaff .... paint supervisor
Jamie Boyce .... set dresser
Matthew Cavaliero .... property master
Denise Ciarcia .... assistant property master
Karen Leigh Crutcher .... construction medic (as Karen L. Crutcher)
Mick Cummings .... buyer
Paul Cunningham .... set dresser
Rosemary De Cicco .... stand-by painter
Jane Fitts .... graphic designer
Duke Gonzales .... labor foreman
Brock Helfer .... gang boss
Brad Hill .... art production assistant
Ryan Jacoby .... lead plasterer
Shea Marcus .... art department assistant
Charles McCauley .... paint gang boss
Wendy Means .... art department coordinator
John Naehrlich .... leadman
Jamie Neese .... graphic designer
Kim Richey .... property assistant
Doug Rosenberger .... general foreman (as Douglass Rosenberger)
Bret Ross .... props
Brian Shupper .... set dresser (as Bryan Hurley)
Anthony Syracuse .... construction coordinator
Timothy Vierra .... propmaker foreman
Mark Woodworth II .... scenic supervisor: reshoots
Marcel Worch .... propmaker foreman (as Marcel Michael Worch)
John Youngblood .... on-set dresser (as Johnny Youngblood)
 
Sound Department
Marco Alicea .... digital audio transfer
Cory Bice .... audio engineer: intern
Jeremy Bowker .... sound effects editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist (as Rick Cannelli)
John Countryman .... video services
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recordist
Peter J. Devlin .... production sound mixer
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Brian Gallagher .... adr mixer
Howie Hammerman .... engineering services (as Howie Hammermann)
Jack Heeren .... foley recording mixer
Dusty Jermier .... engineering services
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Daniel Laurie .... dialogue & adr editor
Michael Levine .... digital audio transfer
James Likowski .... foley editor (as Jim Likowski)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Steve Morris .... engineering services
Stephen Muir .... foley recordist
Nathan Nance .... assistant re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tommy O'Connell)
Steve Orlando .... assistant sound editor
David Raymond .... boom operator (as David Fiske Raymond)
Michael Rivera .... adr recordist
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Ronald G. Roumas .... recordist
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Scarabosio .... supervising sound editor
Michael Semanick .... additional re-recording mixer
Brad Semenoff .... assistant supervising sound editor
Clint Smith .... recordist
Scott Solan .... sound utility
James Spencer .... assistant re-recording mixer
John Torrijos .... video services
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... supervising sound editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects foreman
Donald Frazee .... special effects coordinator (as Don Frazee)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Blazick .... CG artist (as Chris Blazick)
George Chavez .... color timer: lab
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects executive producer: Hammerhead (as Dan Chuba)
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead
Michelle Eisenreich .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead
Bruce Fowler .... assistant account manager
Brandon Gonzales .... matte painter: Hammerhead
Rene Gonzalez .... projectionist
Rachel Faith Hanson .... visual effects coordinator
Paul Hopkins .... tracking artist
Saj Jayasinghe .... manager: lab account
Dan Levitan .... compositor
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... visual effects consultant
Shira Mandel .... compositor
Gavin Miljkovich .... visual effects supervisor: The Garage VFX
Todd Sheridan Perry .... CG artist (as Todd Perry)
Todd Sheridan Perry .... digital effects artist (as Todd Perry)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects artist
Corinne Villa .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Al Burke .... stunt driver
Cazzey Louis Cereghino .... stunt driver: motorcycle
Brian Graham .... stunt driver: motorcycle
Malosi Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Terry Leonard .... stunt driver
Brady Romberg .... stunt double (stunt double: Chris Pine)
Kym Stys .... stunt double: Elizabeth Banks (stunt double)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominic Aluisi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Colin Anderson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Colin Anderson .... steadicam operator
Michael Bauman .... chief lighting technician
Marek Bojsza .... electrician
Mike Bonnaud .... rigging gaffer (as Michael Bonhaud)
Ian Congdon .... loader
Scott Crabbe .... digital video assist operator
Thomas M. Dangcil .... electrician (as Tommy Dangcil)
Carlos Doerr .... additional first assistant camera
Michael Duarte .... grip (as Michael R. Duarte)
Todd Geritz .... grip
Eric Jensch .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Jones .... grip
Jason Jurica .... grip (as Jason Ray Jurica)
Hilary Klym .... best boy rigging grip
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Michael Lyon .... electrician
Courtney Marsh .... camera production assistant
Benn Martenson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan McMahon .... electrician
Victor Mendoza .... rigging electrician
Paul Metcalf .... b camera second assistant
John D. Miller .... best boy grip
J. Michael Popovich .... key grip
Rick Rader .... key rigging grip
Brad Rea .... dolly grip: a camera
Benoit Richard .... dimmer board operator
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Cameron Smith .... electrician
Michelle Sutor .... electrician
Jason Talbert .... dolly grip: b camera
Michael Tolochko .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Mike Tolochko)
Tony Varuola .... best boy rigging electric
Mike Visencio .... electrician
Jarred Waldron .... gaffer: additional photography
Corey Walter .... insert director of photography
Satoshi Yamazaki .... grip
 
Casting Department
Cody Bayne .... extras casting assistant
Holly Dorff .... adr voice casting
Leslee Feldman .... casting executive
Ania Kamieniecki-O'Hare .... casting associate (as Ania O'Hare)
Rich King .... extras casting
Liz Ludwitzke .... casting assistant
Benjamin Pollack .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Doug Ritzenthaler .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Au .... costume supervisor (as Nancy Capper)
Mark Avery .... set costumer
Diana Edgmon .... assistant costume designer
Lori Harris .... key set costumer
Katy Johnson .... ager/dyer
Lauren Pratto .... set costumer
Jennifer Starzyk .... shopper
 
Editorial Department
Danny Caccavo .... editorial services: digital
Andrew Dickler .... additional editor
Gustovo Duron .... digital intermediate optical editor
Ben Estrada .... colorist: dailies
Tom Hanada .... post-production assistant
Rachel Faith Hanson .... dailies
Élodie Ichter .... colorist assist: Efilm
Noah Katz .... editorial services: digital
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Gregg London .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... digital film colorist
Marc Lulkin .... colorist: dailies
Dmitri Makarov .... editorial services: digital
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Danny Miller .... first assistant editor
Devon Miller .... digital intermediate editor
Justin Ostensen .... post-production coordinator
Robert E. Phillips .... digital intermediate producer: EFILM (as Rob Phillips)
Tom Reiser .... second digital colorist
Rosalie A. Staley .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Peter Tackaberry .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kazimir Boyle .... scoring assistant
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Celeste Chada .... score coordinator
Vivianne Chalk .... assistant recording engineer
George Doering .... musician
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Tori Fillat .... music coordinator
Kevin Globerman .... music score engineer
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Anu Gunn .... musician
Jennifer Hawks .... executive in charge of music
Chris Hogenson .... music coordinator (as Christopher Hogenson)
Tony Joy .... assistant recording engineer
Daniel Kresco .... music engineer
Greg Loskorn .... scoring crew
David Marquette .... scoring crew
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
A.R. Rahman .... musical director
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Michael Ripoll .... guitarist
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Julie Sessing .... music clearance
Erich Stratmann .... music editor
Anup Sugunan .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jose Aleman .... driver (as Jose Pedro Aleman)
Michael Allegro .... driver
Cammie Caira .... driver
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator
Kevin Caira .... driver
Karen K. Chang .... dispatcher
Delwin Chin .... driver
Erik Coutts .... transportation
Richard Denson .... transportation co-captain: reshoots
Robert E. Dingle .... transportation coordinator: reshoots
Ronald Fitzgerald .... driver (as Ron Fitzgerald)
Wallace Frick .... transportation captain (as Wally Frick)
Tony Greasley .... driver
Mike Gregorio .... driver
Jim Norton .... driver
Jim Oge Jr. .... transportation
Hector Ramirez .... driver
Mike Shannon .... driver
Rick Shuster .... pilot
Mark Sorani .... driver
Steve Sorkin .... driver
Joseph Sparks .... driver (as Joe Sparks)
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Dennis M. Steere .... driver
Terry Woodcock .... driver
Scott Wordham .... dot administrator
Victor Ybiernas .... driver
 
Other crew
Nancy Banks .... acting coach
Julie Bernards .... payroll accountant
Kelly Berthold .... production assistant
Whitney Bickers .... assistant: Mr. Cohen
Adam Bradley .... assistant: Steve Molen
Jessica Butler .... production assistant
Cody Caira .... production assistant
Cesar Castillo .... production secretary: additional photography
Nick Costantino .... first assistant accountant
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant (as Patsy DeShields)
Maria DeVane .... post-production accountant
Jim Economos .... production safety executive
Antonio Evans .... set medic
Peter Gluck .... key assistant location manager: additional photography
Simon Goldberg .... production assistant
Gabriella Goodman .... assistant: Mr. Townsend
Katherine Grace .... craft service
Kevin Michael Hoffman .... stand-in
Laura Hoyt .... additional set production assistant
Heather Kehayas .... production assistant
Tony Kerum .... chef
Ben Kim .... assistant: Mr. Orci
Jon Ko .... medic
Laurka Kobylanski .... assistant: Mr. Kurtzman
Ashley Kravitz .... production clearances
Jason Kumalo .... production assistant
Mike Lane .... client services
Heather Lapp .... craft service
Jun C. Lin .... assistant location manager
Courtney Marsh .... production assistant
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
David J. McMillan .... production assistant
David Midgen .... titles producer
Joe Milito .... craft service
Dana Ledoux Miller .... production assistant
Steven R. Molen .... head of production
Blake Nabavi .... production secretary
Shelly Napolean .... client services
Shaun O'Banion .... production assistant
Carrie A. Oyer .... assistant production coordinator
Lee Peglow .... production assistant
Alexia C. Pilat .... accounting clerk
Eva Porter .... client services
Ed Portillo .... location site rep
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
Larry Ring .... assistant location manager
Renee Russo .... post production sound accountant (as Renée Russo)
Erin Sahlstrom .... production coordinator (as Erin Lee Sahlstrom)
K.C. Schrimpl .... locations production assistant
Pavel Sterba .... key assistant location manager
Shelly Strong .... production executive
Caroline Jaden Stussi .... stand-in
Carlos Tapia .... key assistant location manager
Chance P. Tassone .... key craft service
Tammy Thomas .... production assistant
Jacob M. Torres .... assistant location manager
Jodi Tripi .... stock footage researcher
Jim Turner .... production controller
Craig W. van Gundy .... location manager: additional photography
Sandra J. White .... second assistant accountant
Boyd Wilson .... location manager
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Lois Yaroshefsky .... studio teacher
Sarah Spearing .... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
The Allman Brothers Band .... special thanks
Jessica Kaplan .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality
Runtime:
USA:114 min
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Trivia:
Alex Kurtzman spent two weeks prior to principal photography rehearsing with the entire cast; a practice rarely done for a Hollywood movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sam and Frankie are doing the laundry Frankie's necklace is in her shirt, the camera switches to Sam and back to Frankie again, now the necklace is on her shirt.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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Stone Rollin'See more »

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35 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A good movie with a good message., 29 June 2012
Author: Drew St. Pierre from Maine

You know, it's always good to see a non-action film during the summer movie season every once in a while; even if it has an actual message to it.

Going into People Like Us, I was rather excited. I had a feeling that this would turn out to be a good drama. Maybe it won't be award-worthy or anything, just good as like a regular drama with a good message. After the seeing the movie, I came out feeling touched by it. People Like Us was such a good movie.

STORY: People Like Us has a very simple plot. After his father passed away, Sam, a salesman (Chris Pine) has to deliver $150,000 – which was left behind by his father – to Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), a sister whom he never knew about. As the relationship develops, Sam tries to re-examine his own life choices.

MY THOUGHTS: The writing/dialogue in People Like Us is believable and very good; the music score is beautiful and sets the emotional tone well; the ending to it is so touching and downright perfect that it made me left the theater with emotion. This movie does a great job talking about the loss of a loved one and trying to re-think choices in life.

The only problem I had with People Like Us was that the movie started off a bit slow, but then it gets better as it goes on.

THE ACTING: Chris Pine does an excellent job playing Sam, a guy whose father had passed away, and wants to re-think his own choices in life. Elizabeth Banks does great playing Frankie, a sister that Sam never knew he had. The ever-so gorgeous Olivia Wilde had a good supporting role as Sam's girlfriend. Michelle Pfeiffer is fantastic as the mother. The kid is fantastic as well.

IN CONCLUSION: Although slow at times, People Like Us is such a good drama featuring great performances, good dialogue, and an ending that made me feel touched.

8/10

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