Sam (Chris Pine) would like to go back home for his father's funeral, say a couple of nice things to Mom (Michelle Pfeiffer), and get out of there. Let's just say his relationship with the old man was not warm. Ah, but his father left Sam an uncomfortable job: Sam must deliver $150,000 to someone he's never met. And that's where People Like Us finds its premise, as Sam (very mild spoiler ahead) searches for the half-sister he never knew he had. A single mom and recovering alcoholic, Frankie (played by Elizabeth Banks) is also nursing the wounds from having a mostly absent father--so she and Sam have that much in common. Also stars Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, and Jon Favreau
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"People Like Us," a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine ("Star Trek") as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family - and re-examine his own life choices in the process.