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At Theaters: 6/29/2012 On Video: 10/2/2012
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 55 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599923
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
Sam is called home when his father suddenly died. He must put his father's estate in order and discovers he has a sister.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama Comedy - This is comedy/drama is a big acting showcase for stars Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks, both taking a break from the lighter, more blockbuster-ish fare they've done lately. Despite his prominent billing on the poster, co-star Jon Favreau only appears in one brief scene at the beginning of the film. Language, adult subject matter, and some brief sex make the film inappropriate for kids despite one of the main characters being a pre-teen.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Chris Pine THIS MEANS WAR, UNSTOPPABLE, CARRIERS, STAR TREK
Michelle Pfeiffer DARK SHADOWS, CHERI, STARDUST, HAIRSPRAY, SINBAD
Elizabeth Banks WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING
Olivia Wilde IN TIME, THE CHANGE-UP, COWBOYS AND ALIENS
Wri/Dir: Alex Kurtzman Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Birth of the Story
From Concept to Screenplay
Director on Board
The Cast
The Making of "People Like Us"
Making Music
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 25 S-words; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: A brief sex scene without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Some hits and pushes.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic lines; kid humor.
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Critic's Review Heading

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average 'People Like Us' paints engaging portraits of its characters, who feel close enough to plausible people — so close that the delayed secret undermines them.

USA Today Full Review
Average Mired by its mawkish over-earnestness, People Like Us doesn't actually resemble the behavior of real human beings.

Washington Post Full Review
Above Average But the movie wouldn't be able to crack open at all if there weren't tiny fissures in in from the beginning. In fact, it's the flaws that Kurtzman builds into 'People Like Us' that make it interesting.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 48 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
14
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
29
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 48 moviegoers:
TEENS:The four females all either loved it or enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The one male rated it average.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Approximately three-quarters enjoyed it very much with most of them loving "People Like Us." There were quite a few who only rated it an average movie, which is slightly disappointing but not a bad review. Your probability of enjoying it, at least to some degree, is high.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Sam (Chris Pine), a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, finds his latest deal collapsing on the same day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside-down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie (Elizabeth Banks) whom he never knew about. As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and reexamine his own life choices in the process.
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