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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.

Director:

Alex Kurtzman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David Burrus ... Derek
Joseph Wise ... Danny
Devin Brochu ... Simon
Gabriela Milla ... Lucy
Abhi Sinha ... Manager
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Find your family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to People See more »

Filming Locations:

Claremont, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,255,423, 1 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,412,386, 19 August 2012
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Josh opens the door to their apartment with the key in the deadbolt, but doesn't turn the key for the deadbolt until after he opens the door a few inches. You can hear the sound of the deadbolt turning after the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Six rules. And listen up, because I don't know if I'm gonna be able to tell you this again, okay? These are from my father. Number one. lf you like something because you think other people are gonna like it, it's a sure bet no one will. Number two. Most doors in the world are closed, so if you find one that you want to get into, you damn well better have an interesting knock. And if you knock like you drum, you'll be fine. Number three. Everything that you think is important, isn't. And ...
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Connections

References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Jamming Late at Night
Written and Performed by Martin Haene and Joerg Sieghart
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Secrets are revealed and it sheds new life on family and the meaning of love.
1 July 2012 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Most of us like me have all found out about family secrets in our life, and when they are revealed many years later they surprise us and it does impact and affect our lives. It's so true everyone has skeleton's in their closets. And this touching and heart felt film "People Like Us" relates to all of those issues. It proves that in life a family always have life altering choices to make.

The story which was inspired by true events has Sam(Chris Pine)a grown salesman who one day with his love Hannah(Olivia Wilde)gets a call in New York and the news is bad his record producer dad who he hasn't seen in years has just passed away on the west coast in L.A. Also Sam's mother Lillian(Michelle Pfeiffer)has fallen ill with a heart condition, so he takes a trip to California to have his life turned upside down.

Soon Sam will have revealed that his father had a hidden past life this was in the form of another sibling it's a half sister in Frankie(the sexy Elizabeth Banks). And Frankie who's an outspoken provocative sexy single mother has her hands full raising little one son Josh(Michael Hall). Along the way this triangle comes a bonding of friendship and love even though at times it's a struggle it's life changing for all as it's a money change for Frankie and Josh as this sexy lady can finally leave bar tending and get a good fresh path to a better life. And Sam has dropped everything after the connection so he can start anew with his true love Hannah.

Overall good film of finding out hidden special secrets, it proves love last with family as a new connection that was once secret starts a better life for all. And that's special and important because a loving family connection is ever lasting love.


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