People Like Us looks like it is going to be the perfect date night movie and I am looking forward to it coming to theaters and having a much needed date night with the hubby after the busy, stressful weeks that are coming due to him going back to work.
As you know I like to get to know the behind the scenes things of a movie as it brings more enjoyment to the movie when you finally go see it, sneak peek clips and fun facts make it feel like you know the characters before you even get to the theater and you can’t wait to know more.
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.
In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had.
Here are some fun facts about People Like Us:
- “People Like Us” is Alex Kurtzman’s feature-film directorial debut.
- The story of “People Like Us” was inspired by true events. Director/writer Alex Kurtzman grew up knowing his father had been married before and had two children. He never met his half-siblings, but later in life he met his half-sister at a party.
- Like the character Josh in the film, played by Michael Hall D’Addario, screenwriter Jody Lambert and some high-school friends blew up a pool using a sodium rock stolen from the science lab. Lambert is not proud of that.
- One of the scenes in the film was shot at Rhino Records, one of the oldest record stores still in existence.
- Famed Hollywood High became the setting for the Toluca Park Middle School in the film.
Check out the new movie clip from People Like Us
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