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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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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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