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People Like Us

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FAMILY TIES Elizabeth Banks gets duped in People Like Us
Zade Rosenthal

People Like Us

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
115 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/29/12
performer:
Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde
director:
Alex Kurtzman
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Chris Pine may be reteaming with his Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman (who also directs) and Roberto Orci, but People Like Us is strictly earth-bound. After learning that his recently deceased father had a secret daughter (Elizabeth Banks) out of wedlock, Pine insinuates himself into her life but can’t bring himself to tell her about their connection — even when she begins to develop romantic feelings for him. ”If we’ve done our jobs, people will squirm in their seats and then forget about it,” Pine says. ”We’re not making a film about incest.” Now that would have been boldly going where no one has gone before.

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