People Like Us is a drama about a young man who is asked to give $150,000 to a sister he never knew he had.
I wonder what I’d do if someone showed up on my door with $150,000… Probably say, “BRO! I LOVE YOU!”
Cause that’s what love is. $150,000.
Anyways, Sam is a salesman who has a big deal go through, and he needs money. At that moment his father suddenly dies, and he has to go home and deal with his family. In figuring out the estate, Sam finds out he has a sister and a nephew, and he goes to meet them, and their relationship develops.
People like Us
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci cowrote the film, and Kurtzman is directing People Like Us. Those names may be familiar to you since they work with JJ Abrams quite a bit, and cowrote Star Trek and the upcoming sequel. They also are co-creators of the TV Show Fringe. So that’s cool. People like Us is a bit outside their wheelhouse, but they’re still talented dudes.
People Like Us Trailer
People Like US Release Date
June 29, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Elizabeth Banks … Frankie
Olivia Wilde … Hannah
Chris Pine … Sam
Michelle Pfeiffer … Lillian
Mark Duplass … Ted
Jon Morgan Woodward … John AA menber
Devin Brochu … Simon
Barbara Eve Harris … Mrs. Haney
Dean Chekvala … Jerry
Sara Mornell … Dr. Amanda Goldstein
Christiann Castellanos … Anna
Katherine Sigismund … Friend #1
Maximilian Osinski … Telemarketer
Sheila Shaw … Friend #2
Liza Del Mundo … Receptionist
Shaughn Buchholz … Junkie
What’s Good About It?
I like the writers, and the trailer for People Like Us looks good. I hope Chris Pine can do more than just be Captain Kirk.
What’s Bad About It?
Between his mom being Michelle Pfeiffer, his girlfriend being Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks being his girlfriend, I sorta feel bad for Sam. I’d have a constant erection no matter where I go.
Our Clever Prediction
With a release date of June 29, the producers and studio clearly have some degree of faith in People Like Us. It should provide a nice respite from the big action flicks of the summer, though it may be swallowed up by the bigger films. I don’t know. Maybe a lot of couples will see it. The girl has to see Spider-Man, and the guy has to see People Like Us. Sound strategy.