Written November 28, 2014
For those who have children who have abandoned a parent, it shows how much the children don't know about their parents but assume they know more. For the parents who have children who blame them for their lot in life, it is somewhat sad for they are aware they may not have the same opportunity to clear the air or that the child will never be able to see past the painted picture in their mind that they created when then were young.
Written February 28, 2015
This movie is thoughtful, well written and emotionally engaging. I like a story line with depth to it. It is substantive and delightful. My wife and I loved it, and we agreed that we will see it again soon. I encourage you to see it soon. Michelle Pfeiffer continues to amaze me. I especially enjoyed the strong music sub theme. As a Liz Phair fan, I was moved by her closing sound track playing over one of the most powerful endings I have seen in a movie in a long time.
Written July 02, 2012
The picture was good, but very slow moving. The storyline involved two different families and how they found eachother after their father died. It was more of a movie for adults not for children. The acting was very good.
Written February 01, 2015
I loved this movie from start to finish ... it was a tear jerker and well worth the money I paid to see it before it came out on DVD. From what I saw the critics said that it was just a So-So movie and I would tell those that gave this movie less than a Go category that they are heartless. The actors and actresses are excellent and I think they picked just the right cast for the task. The movie develops the characters and shows them as they are and then into what they become at the end of the movie. A refreshing character driven movie from start to finish. In my opinion this movie is recommended for adults only ... just because I do not think that children would get nor care for this movie.
Written July 02, 2012
People Like Us, while not quite aptly named, is an equally feel-good and feel bad drama. There is an ample amount of raw misery in this film. Yet while many of us can sympathize with other children of deadbeat dads, not all of us have secret siblings. And not all of us who lead double lives are as good at hiding one life from the other.
Star Trek reboot's Chris Pine (Sam) and his mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) are the surviving relatives of a music mogul who has recently died of cancer. Shortly after his father's death, Sam is contacted by his father's friend and attorney to discuss the will. After learning that his father left him a record collection instead of coin, Sam is handed an old shaving kit bag. Inside the bag is $150,000.00 in inheritance...
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