"What do you want to do tonight, Tim?" "The same thing we do every night, Johnny -- try to make another movie that lets down our fans."
People Like Us has the perfect formula for a terrible movie: Emotionally manipulative plot (a man has to deliver $150,000 of his dead father's money to his sister who he's never met), actors who have recently starred in extremely bad films (that's Chris Pine, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elizabeth Banks), a child actor with a hefty role (Michael Hall D'Addario) and a first-time feature film director (Alex Kutzman, who's better known as a writer and producer for TV shows like Fringe, Hawaii Five-0 and Alias, as well as films like Transformers and Star Trek). The movie even begins with a particularly painful wheeling-and-dealing scene between Pine's character Sam and special guest Jon Favreau, playing a character simply known as "Richards." I won't blame you if you leave the theater after the first ten minutes of the movie and demand a refund, but if you choose to stick around through 'til the end, you'll be in for a pleasant surprise.