List Film

People Like Us

People Like Us
  • 2012
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
  • Written by: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jody Lambert
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer
  • UK release: 9 November 2012

Sam (Pine) returns to his family home after his father's death, to discover that he had a half-sister (Banks) who he never knew; however, he introduces himself without telling her who he is, leading to emotional entanglements. Kurtzman's oddball story lacks empathy or interest and Pfeiffer's intense performance as Sam's mother is wasted.

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People Like Us

5 Nov 20122 stars

An intense performance from Michelle Pfeiffer is wasted on this oddball story

With a triple-A list cast, People Like Us appears to be a classy slice of awards fodder, but it soon becomes clear why it’s snuck in and out of cinemas without much fanfare. Director Alex Kurtzman has been a writer and producer on big budget movies like…

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