You know that type of movie that tugs at the heartstrings, but in a good way? While attending Marvel’s the Avengers Red Carpet event in NYC in April, we were treated to a screening of People Like Us (which opens in theaters today!).
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 film also stars Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Imagine having a sibling you didn’t even know about until you were an adult? The dynamics were really interesting, from the relationship between Sam and his mother, to Sam and his sister. It made me stop and think, which I like in a movie. This movie stuck with me for days – it is that powerful. The actors were amazing – Michelle Pfeiffer has always been one of my favorites and she did not disappoint in People Like Us. She plays the fragile mother of Sam. Michael Hall D’Addario, who plays Frankie’s son is so charming and funny. I think all of us moms wanted to take him home
Frankie is a fireball…I watched her and thought how I wish I had the great comebacks that she does! I can’t imagine anyone else playing this role – Elizabeth Banks was perfect. I could feel her emotions just as if they were happening to me.
Here is a clip of one of my favorites scenes in the movie: