Blu-ray, DVD Release: People Like Us

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Oct. 2, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, High-Definition Digital $19.50, Standard-Definition Digital $15.50
Studio: DreamWorks/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

People Like UsInspired by true events, People Like Us stars Chris Pine in a story about a man’s journey of self-discovery as he tries to connect to a family he barely knows.

Pine plays Sam in the movie, a salesman who fails to close his latest deal the same day his father dies. Against his wishes, he’s called home to put his dad’s estate in order. As he reconnects with his estranged family, he discovers a secret that turns his world upside down — he has an older sister (Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games) he didn’t know existed.

Olivia Wilde (The Change-Up), Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed) and Michelle Pfeiffer (New Year’s Eve) also star in the drama, which is the first feature film directed by writer by Alex Kurtzman (Cowboys & Aliens). Kurtzman co-wrote the script with Roberto Orci (TV’s Fringe) and first-time writer Jody Lambert.

People Like Us grossed $12.4 million when it was in theaters, garnering mixed reviews from critics. Richard Roeper praised the film’s writing, but Newark Star-Ledger critic Stephen Whitty said, “What they’ve really done is stitch together a decade’s worth of Katherine Heigl/Jennifer Aniston/Kate Hudson romantic comedies, then cut out all the romance and most of the comedy.”

People Like Us Blu-ray/DVD ComboAll home versions of the movie come with special features. On the DVD:

  • commentary with Kurtzman, Pine and Banks
  • and commentary with Kurtzman and Pfeiffer.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo adds:

  • commentary with Kurtzman, Orci and Lambert
  • featurette “Number One With a Bullet: The Story Behind People Like Us
  • “Taco Talk” extended Henry’s Taco scene
  • deleted scenes
  • and bloopers.

The digital download comes with everything except the commentaries.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.