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People Like Us


Jun 28, 2012

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Oct 01, 2012

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Alex Kurtzman


Chris Pine
Elizabeth Banks
Michelle Pfeiffer
Olivia Wilde


2012 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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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.

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Why Is People Like Us Rated PG-13?

People Like Us is rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality.

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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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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language, Drug Use, Violence.
AB PG Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
MB PG Language May Offend, Mature Theme.
ON 14A Language May Offend, Substance Abuse, Tobacco Use.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of People Like Us...

Home Video Notes: People Like Us

Release Date: 2 October 2012

People Like Us releases to home vide3o (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) with the following bonus extras:

- Number One With A Bullet: The Story Behind People Like Us

- Taco Talk

- Deleted Scenes

- Bloopers

- Audio Commentaries—With Director Alex Kurtzman, and Writer Jody Lambert and Director Alex Kurtzman, and Actors Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks

- Select Scene Commentary—With Director Alex Kurtzman And Actress Michelle Pfeiffe

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Dr. Ken Morris Ed.D., LCPC, LCAC says: Oct. 21, 2012

As a Christian, a Licensed Clinical Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions, I have numerous views on this film, some that are compatible with the above reviewer, some not.  Although children that are impressionable and those that see Hollywood’s portrayal of life as something to be admired and looked up to, then it would not be beneficial to take those children to this movie. These children are more than likely to be younger. A guideline might be around the age of 12 and under. Older children that have a good sense of reality and the fact that reality isn’t always of good character, this movie could be used as a lesson for things not to emulate in life. Good parents and Christian parents sometimes want to avoid exposing their children to movies that have less than good morals portrayed. And although I certainly agree with this stance with many movies and certainly those of a graphic nature, in this movies case we don’t have that to deal with. This movie is supposedly a moderately accurate portrayal of real life events, just like events that are at times told of in the Bible. God uses bad character to teach us all, and parents can do the same with this movie. All I’m saying is avoidance is not always a solution to training our children. Sometimes exposure is. Running in fear is not always the solution. This is a movie that can certainly teach and with some older mature teenagers that may be of some benefit.  This movie certainly shows some of the effects of bad character…..couldn’t that be a good teacher to our young people if parents have enough savvy and openness to discuss it with their children.

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