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People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 29 June 2012 (USA)
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While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

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Sam
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Ted
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Dr. Amanda
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Ike Rafferty
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Jerry
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Mrs. Haney
David Burrus ...
Derek
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Danny
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Simon
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Lucy
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Workaholic and sleazy businessman Sam is extremely reluctant to leave New York and go to his father's funeral. When he finally arrives, it becomes apparent that his mother and girlfriend are disappointed in him for "running away" whenever times get too emotional. Soon afterwards, he discovers that his father was sleeping around with another woman, and that Sam actually has a half-sister whom he never knew existed. His father has willed her $150,000 and has left Sam with the task of getting it to her. Frankie is a bartender also wrapped up in work just like her half-brother, and she has had a bad past and has now been left with the job of being a single parent to her troublemaker son, Josh. Josh is eleven years old but curses like a sailor and constantly makes fart jokes and sex jokes, making him popular with the bad kid crowd at school, although behind the act, Josh is depressed and lonely. Now Sam has to find a way to fix the past and reunite his mom, nephew and half-sister together ... Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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Find your family.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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29 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Welcome to People  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,255,423, 1 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,412,386, 19 August 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Meryl Streep was considered for a role. Ultimately, Michelle Pfeiffer was cast. See more »

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When Sam and Frankie are doing the laundry Frankie's necklace is in her shirt, the camera switches to Sam and back to Frankie again, now the necklace is on her shirt. See more »

Quotes

Sam: I swear to you on my life I'm not and will never hit on you. Ever.
Frankie: Wow, thank you. I'm sure that was meant to reassure me.
Sam: No, I'm just... I'm sure you get hit on all the time. I'm not one of those guys... I'm in a relationship right now, so...
Frankie: Oh, that's so great for you. What's his name?
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References The Fly (1986) See more »

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Buzzin'
Written by Carlos Battey, Steven Battey, J.R. Rotem (as Jonathan Rotem), John Robert Smith and Mann (as Dijon Mann Thames)
Performed by Mann
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "I Can't Wait" as performed by Nu Shooz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great drama for 2012
29 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Nice to see Elizabeth Banks can recover from disaster unfunny What to expect, When your expecting. And Chris Pine from the cinematic blandness that is This Means War.

Sam(Chris Pine) a smooth talking salesman, who's last deal falls flat, then his girlfriend gives him the news that his father had died, this has a mixed reaction for Sam, cause he and his father have never gotten along. Sam goes to funeral, and sees his mother. Then meets with with lawyer, who gives a kit of 15 thousand dollars, but then sees a note that tells him to give it too Frankie(Elizabeth Banks)a recovering alcholic, and a single mother, and a waitress, trying to make ends meat. But discovers she is his half sister. How will this play out in the end?

Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks are beyond terrific with there performances, so was Olivia Wilde, not just playing the throw away love interest. Michelle Pfeiffer is also great as Pines mother. A well acted drama.


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