People Like Us

I posted in a face book group that I was going to a screening of People Like Us and was told by friends:

Amy Anderson Go see it! It’s really good. Better than the trailer and commercial lead you to believe.

I was excited since I trust Amy’s opinion highly.  Actually, I had wanted to see it beforehand based upon the trailer and commercials.  Once again I had a bit of skepticism because of all the “names” in the film, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, all of whom I enjoy, but with too much star power sometimes comes conflict in acting capabilities.  This was not the case.

From the Press Release:

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.

The interaction between Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks is great, you can see/feel the chemistry between the two (I know that sounds corny but I happen to enjoy corn {preferably on the cob}).

Yolanda Machado Saw it in April. I cried like a baby.

I should have listened to Yolanda better because I was not prepared for the amount of tears that flowed.  The collar of my blouse was drenched by the end of the movie.  Drenched.

There is a mother son relationship that rings much too close to home for me, granted it is a subplot but it stood out in front and slapped me in the face.  The son has moved away and not been back home in years, he goes so far as to hide his ID so he can’t get on the plane to go to his dad’s funeral.  There are so many parallel angles to this storyline that I was just a blubbering mess.

I love when movies are set in the LA area and use well known places below is a map of recognizable settings that actually drew some cheers from the audience when they appeared on screen.

This is a definite recommend for all but heed the advice of my friends, bring kleenex!

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