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Still shot from the movie: People Like Us.

People Like Us

Sam (Chris Pine) is drowning in debt, so a mention in his deceased father's will appears to be a good thing -- until he discovers it is only a request to track down and give the bequeathed money to a sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew existed. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 29 Jun 2012
Video Release: 02 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is People Like Us Rated PG-13?


Violence: Characters repeatedly lie or avoid being truthful. A businessman bribes others. A woman slaps her adult son. A child steals a chemical and blows up a swimming pool. He is later pushed to the ground and threatened by classmates. A child is expelled after breaking another student’s nose with a textbook. A man drives dangerously on a residential street. A woman hits a man repeatedly before throwing him out of her apartment. A man has a verbal argument with his girlfriend.

Sexual Content: A woman wears low cut tops and short skirts. She admits to sleeping with many unnamed men and not knowing the identity of her child’s father. A woman questions a man’s sexual orientation. A character has casual sex with a neighbor as a way to deal with stress. A child makes several sexual comments about an older female teen.

Language: The script includes anatomical and crude terms. A strong sexual expletive and crude hand gesture are used by children. Frequent profanities, scatological slang and numerous terms of Deity are heard. A child makes several rude comments about adults.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters use medicinal marijuana for recreational purposes in several scenes. They are portrayed as being under the influences. Characters discuss their additions at a support group meeting. Alcohol use is depicted in numerous scenes. Characters smoke cigarettes on several occasions.

Other: A child attempts to shoplift. A trophy “pees” alcohol. Several flatulence jokes are included. A child gets in the car with an unknown adult male. A woman talks about being humiliated by her husband on several occasions.

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