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.
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.
Roger EbertFull 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 TodayFull Review Average Mired by its mawkish over-earnestness, People Like Us doesn't actually resemble the behavior of real human beings.
Washington PostFull 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.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
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.