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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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why has lying become such an ingrained part of this family that Sam’s mom even hides her cookies? How does dishonesty hurt their ability to be emotionally present for one another? How does the father’s infidelity individually impact everyone involved?

Is the depiction of Josh realistic? Why do some children in single parent homes take on more adult roles? What support does Frankie get from her neighbors? How does Frankie’s self-esteem impact the way she sees her possibilities for the future? Why do we often carry childhood disappointments with us into adulthood? What substances and activities does Frankie use to deal with her past?

What age demographic is this film aimed at? Do adults at some point have to leave behind the negative aspects of their past in order to create a better future? Is their past something Sam and Frankie should be able to move on from? How can they use their newfound relationship to help them? What role might Sam’s mother play in their relationship?

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