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: June 29, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Critic Score: 53% 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

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

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Still, this is a film worth seeing and pondering the lifelong effect of parental decisions or indecisions on their children. At the root of everything is forgiveness and an ability to just get on with it.

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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.

Laremy Legel

A good payoff, but the middle drags.

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Mikel Zorrilla

An insignificant film without personality. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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J. Olson

The movie is an appeal to the most general audience possible, lacking the necessary spark to find the right audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Starts off decently, but turns into sentimental, hard to believe fluff by the end.
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
Kevin M. Williams
An unapologetic chick flick with all the trimmings, but at least done with some intelligence, and with some respect for their audience. The story of how two… 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
<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!!