“People Like Us” Tugs At The Heartstrings

While I was on my adventure in California, I had the chance to see “People Like Us” which releases Friday, June 29, 2012. I had seen previews before the trip and was intrigued but not quite sure if it would pull me in. I like to escape when I go to the movies and get lost in them, People Like Us did just that. Here’s a little background on the movie:

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) 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). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process. In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had.

Let me go ahead and tell you to bring the tissues, even the dad bloggers on the trip were moved to sniffles at this one. This movie pulls at heartstrings deep down. The characters are so well cast for the part they played and the storyline was not what I expected at all but came together wonderfully. There were moments in the movie I laughed, there were moments I cried and there were moments that made me wonder what in the world was going to happen. I will say, at first, I was not sure where in the world this movie was taking me and was a little scared at what may happen (no I can’t tell you the details or I will ruin it for you) but in the end they wrapped up the storyline in a way that brought everything together.

Check out this clip from the movie:

The movie is based on writer/director Alex Kurtzman’s life which, after knowing that, made the movie so much more personal. It’s one I will definitely be heading to theaters this weekend, when it opens in theaters, to see again. What can I say, I love a great, emotional movie and People Like Us is just that. Don’t forget to keep up on all things People Like Us by liking their facebook, tweeting with them, and getting more information on their website.

Genre: Comedy-Drama
Rating: PG-13
U.S. Release date: June 29, 2012
Running time: 115 minutes
Cast: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Producers: Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen, Clayton Townsend
Executive Producer: Alex Kurtzman
Written by: Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert

Disclosure: Disney/Pixar are sponsored my travel, accommodations and activities during the #BraveCarsLandEvent in June. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

*Photos and video provided to me courtesy of Disney with permission to use. All watermarked photos are my personal property. Photos on this blog can not be used by another source without permission.

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!


  1. 1

    Looks good! But I’ll probably wait till it comes out on DVD. I rarely get a chance to go to the movies these days, and when I do… there G-Rated. 🙂

  2. 2

    Love, love, love this film!

  3. 3

    Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t yet heard about this movie, looks like it’s worth checking out!

  4. 4

    Sounds interesting!

  5. 5

    Sniff..sniff..I loved this movie! I’m going to take my mom and sisters to see it when it comes out. 🙂

  6. 6

    This looks like it will be a good movie. Can’t wait to check it out.

  7. 7

    The way you described it sure makes me intrigued!

  8. 8

    This movie looks really good. Thanks for the great review Toni!

  9. 9

    Looks really good!

  10. 10

    This is definitely on my list. Looks good!

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