“Family secrets. Some are minor indiscretions that are more embarrassing than they are damaging. Others are true skeletons in the closet whose revelations could threaten an entire heritage. If my parents have any bombshells waiting to explode then I’m oblivious. I certainly don’t anticipate ever receiving news that I have a long-lost sibling that I have to deliver inheritance money to. Nor do I have any idea how I would handle such a situation.
So I was quite content to live the experience vicariously through People Like Us. Buoyed by strong performances by Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer, People Like Us complements those performances with an engaging, and oftentimes heartfelt, story and delivers an enjoyable alternative to the big budget Summer blockbusters.”