There aren’t too many times I watch a movie and sob the way I did when I watched People Like Us. I’ll admit it, I’m an emotional person but this movie totally had me invested from the very beginning to the very end. The characters were relatable, the emotions all too real.
I’ve had the opportunity to see the film twice now and it seriously just gets better. I noticed more watching it the second time around, I guess because I knew what to expect so I was able to see more.
The film features an all-star cast with the main characters being Chris Pine (Sam), Elizabeth Banks (Frankie), Michelle Pfeiffer (Lillian), Olivia Wilde (Hannah) and Michael Hall D’Addario (Josh). Each of the actors/actresses brought the characters to life and I don’t think the film would have been the same without this cast.
I don’t want to give to much away in the movie because I’m not the spoiler type, but basically a son is trying to settle his uninterested fathers estate when he learns he has a sister that he never knew about. He begins to try to learn more about her and her son and they all begin to create a bond. He doesn’t share that they are in fact siblings and keeps a tight fist around that $150,000. In addition, there is a mother and son story that totally pulls at your heartstrings.
Basically, People Like Us is a film about re-examining perceptions and focusing on what you know for fact versus something that just seems logical. Things aren’t always what they appear and this movie reminded me of that! With that being said, go see People Like Us. It opens in theaters on June 29, 2012.
This film is rated PG-13 because of foul language, drug use and brief sexuality.