People Like Us

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
People Like Us
"Sam ... is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down--he has a 30-year-old sister he never knew existed"--Container.


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Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer

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Feb 28, 2015
  • firefly5 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I did not like this movie. I've borrowed it twice and have not watched all of it either time

Jan 04, 2015
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Pleasantly surprised ! This movie was well written and capably acted by Elizabeth Banks & Chris Pine. The story was a little like Raninman (but also very different) and it was interesting to watch it unfold. Not sure where the Banks character's humiliation came from at the end, but otherwise a feel good movie. Young actor who porttrayed Banks' son was awesome and Michelle Pfieffer was effective as Pine's mother.

Oct 23, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

a very difficult topic about people protecting the ones they love, for all sorts of reasons. when the fog clears, perhaps it would have been better to be forthright in the first place. based on a true story. I was quite interested in Chris Pine stepping out of his usual role and trying something a little different. I was not disappointed. a troubled 30 something finally confronting his ghosts and accepting the reality of his relationship with his father, who has passed away. Good thoughtful movie. Good movie there are flaws in the characters and you can love them or hate them at different times.

Jun 15, 2014
  • Vreeah_Nuw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Semi-sweet film, I'm not the only one who found some of the characters annoying, but I feel the ending made up for this. Families are so complicated.

Jun 07, 2014
  • spiritchild rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

You might like it or not. All depends on how you see yourself or others in your family. Some people are like this.

May 07, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

LOVED it. An unexpected pleasure of a film. Don't expect to like or even understand all the characters, but be prepared to be interested. Life takes on texture and depth when people try to see through others' eyes. So do films. This is a modern story about making a living and having a family....or not.

Apr 23, 2014
  • arrina rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Overall, I like the idea of this movie, but the way it was portrayed was a little off. First off, I'm not sure why so much detail was shared about Sam's career, as that issue was never resolved. Secondly, there was a really strange sexual undertone between Sam and his sister. Also, the sister was really irritating when she found out that Sam was her brother.

Feb 18, 2014
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

People Like Us was inspired by true events and is completely plausible. A father of two children (a son and a daughter) with different mothers was forced to choose one family over the other. Upon his death the father had saved $150,000 with written instructions for his son to give the money to the daughter that the father had abandoned. Previously unknown to each other the movie then focuses on the son meeting his step sister and nephew. Although the characters are not particularly likeable the movie has a heartwarming and enjoyable ending.

Nov 01, 2013
  • ashleysears rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The ending made me cry, the rest was iffy, did not like that she didn't know who he was, didn't like his mom, or his girlfriend, or him really either.

Nov 01, 2013
  • Hyacinth22 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this movie. I thought the characters were typical and their actions highly predictable but the there is something near the end that changes this movie around for me. I won't easily forget it and that's why I liked it.

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Nov 14, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: SO MANY! Mostly Intense!

Nov 14, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Nothing too big.

Nov 14, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Just a little.


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Jun 15, 2014
  • Vreeah_Nuw rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Vreeah_Nuw thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Nov 14, 2012
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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