It has been a long time since I have been to a movie that I felt like no matter who I was sitting next to we would both enjoy it. DreamWorks Pictures PEOPLE LIKE US is that movie. A movie about family for all the generations. I know that my husband, my step mother, my mother in law, or my own mother would love this movie and each for their own reason.
PEOPLE LIKE US is a movie that every person is going to love for a different reason While they may be similar reasons it is easy to identify with the characters in this movie because no matter who we are we all have family.
Chris Pine plays Sam a man who is struggling in life, work, and his relationship. Just when things seem at their worst he gets a phone call from his mom (Michelle Pfeiffer) to let him know his father passed away. Having a hard and strange relationship with his father, Sam is very surprised to find out that his father has entrusted him with a large sum of money to give to a sister (Elizabeth Banks) and nephew he has not only never met, but that he didn’t even know he existed.
PEOPLE LIKE US is about discovering family in unexpected places and moments and learning that we can find ourselves when we open ourselves to our family. I cried during this movie, and laughed even more. In the end I found myself smiling and wishing I could be with my family more often.
My favorite part about this movie aside from the story line was the choices the director Alex Kurtzman made in the way the audience feels emotion. There is one moment in the beginning when Sam is dealing with his father’s death, and every on of his senses is heightened to the extreme on camera. I found myself identifying with this because I know that when you lose someone you love your body becomes raw and open. Everything is heighten and overdone. Often times the emotion is left up to the actor, and while Chris Pine does a wonderful job in this movie when it comes to the loss of a loved one, movies can often leave you feeling cut off. I loved the way the director was able to portray that raw emotion on camera.
Bottom line: Go see it! This movie will keep your attention the whole way through, has an ending you won’t see coming! Whether you take a friend, a significant other, or a family member you are both sure to enjoy DreamWorks PEOPLE LIKE US!
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PEOPLE LIKE US hits theaters everywhere on June 29th!
Disclosure: I saw an early screening of People Like Us as a part of my Disney/Marvel trip to NYC. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. Photo credit: DreamWorks Pictures Media.
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