I’ve seen People like us twice now and loved it even more the second time. The story is 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. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer, PEOPLE LIKE US opens in theaters June 29.
I have to admit that I just really like watching Chris Pine on the big screen, the first thing I really noticed him in was Star Trek, no I take that back, he was in The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement. In People like us he’s living the fast life as Sam. The child who felt like his dad didn’t care about him at all. He grew up with lies in his home which seems to be more and more common in houses these days. Then when his father dies, he finds out that he has a sister. Because he was supposed to give her the money, he finds out that her story is an interesting one too, she felt the same way about their dad that he did. Sam befriends her and she starts to develop feelings for him too.
People like us made me laugh, cry and think of my own screwed up family. I felt like the movie was so real and I was amazed that even after seeing it the second time I was still crying at how special the ending was. The actors all worked really well together. Michelle Pfeiffer was amazing and so natural at playing a mom who really did care about her child. Chris Pine has so many different emotions inside him and cocky has always been something he’s quite good at, so seeing him go from cocky to vulnerable made me well up. I highly recommend People Like Us as a movie for everyone. It’s a great family movie, a great couples date night movie. Yes there is language, but no violence or sex. People Like Us will make you feel in some way or another. Go see it in theaters Friday.