People Like Us (SIFF 2012)

Sam is an intensely selfish man who is estranged from his father, but reluctantly returns home for his funeral and finds he has been left a large amount of cash… that he is instructed to give to the half-sister he never knew existed. The decision of what to do with the money is a difficult one for Sam, and he attempts to get to know Frankie and her son (his nephew) Josh as he sorts out his loathing for his father, his need for the money, and his emerging desires to do the right thing. people like us is about the events and situations life can throw at everyday people, only these people are much, much prettier than the typical “us”. I can’t help but wonder if Elizabeth Banks looked more like a track-mark-scarred, tattooed, skin-and-bones ex-junkie if she would have piqued much of Sam’s interest in getting to know her. Still, the pretty people are interesting to watch, and though the plot is a bit predictable, you still care about following these characters on their journey to where you know they’re going.

Provided Film Synopsis
In prolific sci-fi producer/screenwriter Alex Kurtzman’s earthbound feature debut, Sam (Chris Pine) must fulfill his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering a $150,000 inheritance to a sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had.

Movie Details

  • Directed By:

    • Alex Kurtzman
  • Cast Members:

    • Chris Pine
    • Elizabeth Banks
    • Mark Duplass
    • Michael Hall D’Addario
    • Michelle Pfeiffer
    • Olivia Wilde
    • Philip Baker Hall
  • Countries:

    • USA
  • Languages:

    • English
  • Genres:

    • Coming of Age
    • Drama