• People Like Us (2012)

People Like Us

Release Date: June 29th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

On the day his latest deal collapses, fast-talking-salesman Sam (Chris Pine) receives the news that his father has died. Reluctantly, Sam returns home to settle the estate of his father. In the course of carrying out the man's last wishes, Sam is surprised to learn of the existence of a 30-year-old sister, named Frankie (Elizabeth Banks). As the sister and brother get to know each other, Sam must re-examine both his perceptions about his family and the life choices that he has made.

Cast: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Hall D'Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass

Director: Alex Kurtzman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: K/O Paper Products

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Girlfriend, 2010s, Bar, Touching, Inspiring, Sister, Son, Los Angeles, Emotional, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As overcranked as it is -- the film is directed as if it were an action drama, with two or three times more cuts than necessary -- People Like Us has a persuasive emotional pull at its heart that's hard to deny. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    This is a straightforward family comedy-drama, a movie made for adults, and one that actually gives its actors – among them Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer and Philip Baker Hall – something to do. That's more of a rarity on today's landscape than it should be. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Going on too long seems to be the disease of the week; it's certainly what brings this movie down, though the going on here stems from a surfeit of implausible plot that suffocates the main characters and the excellent actors who play them. show more

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