People Like Us

2012

Action / Comedy / Drama

79
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 55%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 38037

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Elizabeth Banks as Frankie
Olivia Wilde as Hannah
Chris Pine as Sam
Michelle Pfeiffer as Lillian
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dexton-84908 8 / 10

What a pleasant surprise **NO SPOILERS**

Must admit I had reservations going into this.

As it started the likenesses to Rain Man kind of worried me. I also was unsure if the delicate bridge between family drama and comedy was going to work. As it progressed I was steadily won over.

The sheer skill of the cast and the razor-sharp dialogue in the second half completely drew me in. Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks couldn't have done a better job.

The ending of the film was so skillfully crafted and pretty bloody beautiful actually that the film felt really complete.

I had a lump in my throat but it never got too schmaltzy. A really really nice film and you really should watch it.

Respect due - 8 outta 10 from me

Reviewed by srdjan_veljkovic 7 / 10

Nice portrayal of people and their life choices

Don't expect something spectacular here, but, what you do get is a well executed portrayal of a certain group of people and their life choices and consequences that said choices brought. But, not only that, it also shows how one can deal with such things. Like when the son says to his mother "I will never agree with you, but I love you".

The casting is very well done. None of these actors are great actors, but they are good actors and are very well cast, so this works out great.

Though at times it seems the story revolves (too much) around the recently departed father of the main character, it actually does put him in the right place. In the lives of all involved, he was a big presence. The fact that maybe he was a too big of a presence is also saying something about the characters themselves.

I watched this movie with my teenage niece and she liked it, so, I guess that it's also not as "adult" as it would seem at first.

Reviewed by Problemyst 5 / 10

A bad movie...

There are so many ways of lying, of being fake... For example, pretending you are being modest when in fact you are not; or pretending you are being honest, when in fact you are not. The movie People Like Us teaches us that, when it comes to tell a story, you can be immodest and dishonest both at the same time. Although the subject matter promises us an interesting movie (the "Hey! By the way, you have a step brother" issue), we are treated rather to a "Do as I say!" indoctrination-type film, interspersed with your typical everyday clich├ęs, lack of talent, lack of substance and beautiful people. For, although the author could've chosen not to force on us his particular view of how is it that we are to behave and feel about these delicate, and rather personal family matters, but simply make a movie about the viability of it, he nonetheless takes himself the liberty of doing the former.

Apparently, you only start being a "true" human being when you stop being mad at your husband for having babies all over the place, and simply tell your little son about this potentially very painful fact (-- the father will lose its respect in the eyes of the boy, but at least he will become a "true" human being when he grows up: yea!--). Although having babies with other women while being married doesn't seem like the kind of thing to encourage, our author teaches us that it's OK: as long as daddy doesn't forget to take his diverse little offspring to the local park in order to film them with his old camcorder from the 80's, while they run around and bump with each other unaware, there seems to be no major issue with it.

On the other hand, and as with many other adolescent, immature movies, everything gets centered around the main characters' overabundance of feeling. It's all about showing this overflow of emotions and inner struggles that more than being of service, nauseates with its over- sentimental, corny, gooey bad taste.

All in all, I'm giving this movie 5 stars (not zero), for its production in general and quality actors are, nonetheless, worth mentioning.

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