People Like Us

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

In this awkwardly directed picture, Sam (Chris Pine) is a selfish and shady salesman. Then he learns that the father he barely knew, an L.A. music producer, has died. At the wake, Sam learns that his father fathered another child, his half-sister, who is now grown and with her own son. Sam receives a satchel of $150,000 and spends much of the movie deciding what to do about the secret and the money. The whole thing is directed like a slick action thriller, which comes off as strange and awkward.

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