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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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Alex Kurtzman
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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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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.

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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Trivia

Second collaboration between Elizabeth Banks & Olivia Wilde. See more »

Goofs

About 1.5 minutes into movie Chris Pine says "There's a market for everything Phil Weyerhaeuser Paper...." Pine pronounces the company wire-heiser, when it is pronounced ware-houser. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [to Sam about their father] I think that I waited my whole life for him to come back to me. He sent you.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.166 (2012) See more »

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Be Aggressive
Written by Roddy Bottum
Performed by Faith No More
Published by Big Thrilling Music/Vomit God Music
Courtesy of Slash/Reprise Records
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People like us really is different.....also good
9 February 2013 | by dgefrohSee all my reviews

There is something about a movie that is based on actual events that adds a sense of credibility and believability to a truly unusual and entertaining story. When I decided to watch this movie I had no idea what it was about, so I went in with eyes wide open and no preconceptions. I found this to be a surprisingly good movie, while the subject matter is unique, the fact that this situation really happened for me made this more enjoyable.

Bravo to the entire cast for a truly excellent performance, in my opinion the cast of exceptional actors and actresses made this movie a winner.


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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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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,255,423, 1 July 2012

Gross USA:

$12,434,778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,558,931
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2.35 : 1
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