Friday, June 29, 2012
People Like Us
Chris Pine plays a smooth deal-maker who finds out that his estranged father has passed away. So he returns home to his estranged mom, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, and learns a lot about his family he never knew. Elizabeth Banks co-stars as a single mom/barmaid with a heart of gold.
While watching this film, my appreciation for it waxed and waned a bit. It has a great ensemble cast and at times it's poignant and engrossing. At times it's cliche, unnecessarily deceitful and contrived. But overall I enjoyed it and left the theater feeling fulfilled. Those who appreciate a good dysfunctional family drama should definitely check it out.