When I attended the Marvel’s the Avengers Red Carpet event in NYC a few weeks ago, we also were treated to a special screening of a couple of upcoming movies. One of these movies was “People Like Us“, and I really, really loved this movie.
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.
People Like Us was a touching movie, and I found myself completely absorbed in it (and I believe the other bloggers were too!).
People like us will be in theaters June 29th – I can’t wait to see it again!
*I was treated to this screening, free of charge, as part of the Marvel’s the Avengers Red Carpet event.