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October 12, 2012

People Like Us Blu-ray & DVD Review

Humane and riveting…One of the year’s very best!”
– Pete Hammond – Boxoffice Magazine
 
From The Studio That Brought You “The Help,” Comes The Inspirational Story About Family Reconnections And Life’s Changes Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer
PEOPLE LIKE US
Releases on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital & On Demand October 2
 
BURBANK, California, August 27, 2012— From the studio that brought you the award-winning blockbuster “The Help,” comes an emotional and inspirational story about a young man’s journey of self discovery as he connects with a family he barely knows.  Starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games), Olivia Wilde (Tron) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows), DreamWorks Pictures releases “People Like Us” - a must-own, heartfelt and relatable story - on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand on October 2, 2012.

“Charming, funny…and heartfelt”
– Scott Mantz,Access Hollywood
Inspired by true life events, the “People Like Us” Blu-ray Combo Pack comes complete with bonus material that delves deeper into the story that inspired the making of thisgreat film. These extras include audio commentary with filmmakers and talent, an extended scene of L.A.’s popular Henry Taco Stand featured in the film, deleted scenes and bloopers.
People Like Us” is directed/produced by Alex Kurtzman (Cowboys & Aliens, The Proposal, Star Trek, TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”), written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens) and Jody Lambert (her first writing debut) and composed by award-winning composer A.R. Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire). Chris Pine, who plays Sam, is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down — he has a 30-year-old sister (Banks) he never knew existed. 


COPIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW UPON REQUEST AND SLATED TO SHIP THIS WEEK.  PLEASE NOTE THESE TITLES ARE BY REQUEST ONLY.  We do ask that a review link be sent in to us no later than 10 days after release to ensure inclusion in the studio report, but please notify us if you require extra time.

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Thanks,
Kim
 
PEOPLE LIKE US will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:
BONUS FEATURES:

Blu-ray Combo Pack:
·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actors Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks
·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actress Michelle Pfeiffer
·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Writers Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert
·       Number One with a Bullet: The Story Behind “People Like Us”
·       Taco Talk: Extended Henry’s Taco Scene
·       Deleted Scenes
·       Bloopers
DVD:
·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actors Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks
·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actress Michelle Pfeiffer
Digital
·       Number One with a Bullet: The Story Behind “People Like Us”
·       Taco Talk: Extended Henry’s Taco Scene
·       Deleted Scenes
·       Bloopers
On-Demand
·       No bonus available
DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

STREET DATE: October 2, 2012
Direct Pre-Book: August 7, 2012
Distributor Pre-book: August 21, 2012
Release Formats & Suggested Retail Pricing: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack=$39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD=$29.99 U.S. / $35.99 Canada
High Definition Digital= $19.50 U.S. / $23.50 Canada
Standard Definition Digital= $15.50 U.S. / $19.00 Canada
On-Demand= Check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
Feature Run Time: Approximately 113 minutes
Ratings: U.S.: PG-13 / Canada: PG (bonus not rated)
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish & French

Our Review: 
My husband is always on the look out for great character dramas and this movie is definitely one of them. In People Like Us, Sam is left with the large sum of money his father left for him. He is asked to find his half sister to give her half of the money. Through the journey of finding his sister and bonding with her, he always finds himself. This movie is about living your life despite whatever hardship life deals you. The dialogues between the characters are moving. After we were done with the movie, we reflected on our own lives and realized that there is no such thing as "normal" family with "normal" lives. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone's story is compelling. This is a great movie that we recommend checking out.

To buy it, please go to  http://www.amazon.com/People-Like-Two-Disc-Blu-ray-Combo/dp/B008J691P2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350586670&sr=8-3&keywords=People+Like+Us 


*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

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