People Like Us
- 1 hr 54 min
Sam, played by Chris Pine, is very aggressive at his job, so much so that he does not always think before he completes a transaction. When a deal goes bad, Sam is given an ultimatum by his boss, one that he is having trouble keeping. He gets home to his girlfriend who is cooking, and bearing the bad news that his father passed away. Sam must fly home for the funeral to pay his respects, a decision that he has no time for, especially if he is to make things right with his boss. Sam is called to a sit down with his father's lawyer, but it does not turn out the way he expected. Sam is handed a shaving bag full of rolled up cash with a note to pass it on to a family and to take care of them. With his trouble back at home, Sam is not anxious to follow his father's instructions, but he is curious about who the family is, and decides to follow the woman. Sam ends up at an AA meeting and gets the shock of his life, when the woman (Frankie) makes a speech in front of the entire group, that her father has just passed away. Sam returns home after his disturbing day, he tries to explain the scenario to his girlfriend, but things just go from bad to worse as she realizes that he is not being totally forthcoming with her. Before long, she is in a taxi and on her way back home, leaving him in his mother's house, where he washes away his sorrows. Sam continues his interest with his extended family, and eventually begins to develop a relationship with mother and son. Alex Kurtzman is a contributing writer and he directs this drama, with supporting roles by Elizabeth Banks as Frankie, Michael Hall D'Addario as Josh, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Lillian.