People Like Us

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"Find your family."
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 7.0  (44,056)
  • 49

"People Like Us" is a drama film that was released in 2012, directed by Alex Kurtzman and starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The story revolves around the life of Sam, an abrasive and unscrupulous man who works in the sales department of a business. When Sam's father passes away, he discovers that he has a half-sister named Frankie whom he never knew existed.

Sam's estranged father leaves him $150,000 in his will, with the instructions to deliver the money to the half-sister he never knew. Sam,a selfish and struggling salesman, decides to seek out Frankie to give her the money. In doing so, Sam becomes embroiled in Frankie's life and the issues she is grappling with, all the while trying to keep his real identity a secret.

The film explores the complex and often turbulent relationship between family members, both immediate and extended. It explores themes of loss, longing, regret, and love, and takes the viewer on an emotional journey that is both heart-warming and heartbreaking.

Chris Pine plays the role of Sam, a character who is initially portrayed as arrogant, self-centered, and disconnected from the world around him. Pine's performance is engaging and his portrayal of Sam's character's transformation is done exceptionally well. Elizabeth Banks, who plays Frankie, is outstanding in her portrayal of a single mother struggling to make ends meet. Michelle Pfeiffer brings her usual gravitas to the role of Sam's mother.

The film is set in Los Angeles, and the city provides the perfect backdrop for the story. As we watch the lead characters' journey through the different neighborhoods of the city, we get a sense of how the city itself shapes their characters and their actions. The use of Los Angeles as a background also gives the movie a unique character that resonates with its themes.

The pacing of the film is perfect. It doesn't drag, nor is it too fast-paced. The attention to detail in the storytelling is superb, with every scene aligned to build the characters and their relationships with each other. The dialogue in the movie is delightful, with moments of humor and drama interspersed throughout.

Despite its relatively simple plot, the movie is emotionally intense. It takes us into the lives of these characters and makes us feel their triumphs and failures as if they were our own. The film manages to capture the essence of contemporary family dynamics and the different ways in which family members interact and support each other.

"People Like Us" is a well-made film that manages to balance its drama with moments of humor and levity. The acting, direction, and cinematography are all wonderful, and the movie has a unique style that sets it apart in a crowded genre. Ultimately, the film is an inspiring story that reminds us of the importance of forgiveness, acceptance, and recognizing that the people we love come in all shapes and sizes.

People Like Us is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 49.

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    7.0  (44,056)
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