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From DreamWorks Pictures comes People Like Us, a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the 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 whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"It seems ridiculous to dance around plot details when the movie allows the audience to get ahead of the story and to stay there as events laboriously unfold."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Some of the strongest writing in any movie so far this year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"these kind of movies push the buttons so hard and so shamelessly that they become annoying"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"There's an intriguing true story buried inside this overly structured drama, and by playing by simplistic screenwriting rules the filmmakers make everything trite and predictable."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Nothing Like Us would have been more accurate."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"It's encouraging to see a wielder of studio heft test his mettle with the all-too-human. In a season of superheroes and their nemeses, Kurtzman takes on characters hurting, hoping, trying to rise to the occasion of family."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A good payoff, but the middle drags."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"Alex Kurtzman taps his family tree for enough sap to start a treacle factory."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"People like me who prefer subtlety just won't like People Like Us."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"Chris Pine's alpha obnoxiousness, even when deliberate, goes a long way to render this prodigal-son drama unappetising."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"People Like Us seems to have been devised for audiences who want to experience an entire year's worth of soap opera complications in a single sitting."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"What they've really done is stitch together a decade's worth of Katherine Heigl/Jennifer Aniston/Kate Hudson romantic comedies, and then cut out all the romance and most of the comedy."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"( ... ) the cinematography offers domestic drama pleasures in its own right. Thank you for caring, Salvatore Totino (Cinderella Man / Any Given Sunday)."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Kurtzman directs with a heavy hand and huge earnestness, but it boils down to trite platitudes about fatherhood and family."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Engaging, enjoyable and unabashedly sentimental drama, enlivened by a strong script and tremendous performances from a superb cast."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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