Scott and I had a chance to check out Dreamworks Pictures latest film, “People Like Us”, starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, and Michelle Pfieffer. Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:
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.
I truly enjoyed this film. Chris Pine is phenomenal and makes it very easy to have a love/hate relationship with his character, Sam, throughout the film. Elizabeth Banks is pure genius in this film and the boy that plays her son is hilarious.
The journey made throughout the film is truly incredible to watch and I have to say I really appreciate that everything is done in a fairly realistic time frame. It’s not like everything happens over the course of a weekend, like in some films. You cannot help but become involved in the characters lives throughout the film and seriously, you will need an entire box of tissue at the end.