People Like Us
People Like Us (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though calculated and melodramatic, People Like Us benefits from a pair of solid leads and its rare screenplay that caters to adult filmgoers.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Some of the strongest writing in any movie so far this year.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

these kind of movies push the buttons so hard and so shamelessly that they become annoying

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Laremy Legel
Film.com

A good payoff, but the middle drags.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Alex Kurtzman taps his family tree for enough sap to start a treacle factory.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

( ... ) the cinematography offers domestic drama pleasures in its own right. Thank you for caring, Salvatore Totino (Cinderella Man / Any Given Sunday).

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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<b><I>People Like Us</b></I> was a good movie with a great cast. The story was really good. I loved that Sam started out self absorbed… More
Jason Robinson
i loved this movie!!
Bruce Bruce
This has to be under everyone's radar and that's a true shame. I can't recommend it enough if you're looking for a truly moving film about… More
Everett Johnson
"People Like Us" is a chick flick type movie that doesn't really work. It wants to be a comedy and a drama, but instead of meeting somewhere in… More
Cynthia S.
A fine little gem featuring solid performances from Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Very moving. Heartwarming. Very well done...complete… More
Manu Gino
Find your family. Great Drama of 2012! This is an adult family film. It's PG-13 rating is not for nudity, swearing, or violence. It is rated that because… More