People Like Us

Synopsis: Workaholic and sleazy businessman Sam is extremely reluctant to leave New York and go to his father's funeral. When he finally arrives, it becomes apparent that his mother and girlfriend are disappointed in him for "running away" whenever times get too emotional. Soon afterwards, he discovers that his father was sleeping around with another woman, and that Sam actually has a half-sister whom he never knew existed. His father has willed her $150,000 and has left Sam with the task of getting it to her. Frankie is a bartender also wrapped up in work just like her half-brother, and she has had a bad past and has now been left with the job of being a single parent to her troublemaker son, Josh. Josh is eleven years old but curses like a sailor and constantly makes fart jokes and sex jokes, making him popular with the bad kid crowd at school, although behind the act, Josh is depressed and lonely. Now Sam has to find a way to fix the past and reunite his mom, nephew and half-sister together a
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Alex Kurtzman
Production: Dreamworks Pictures
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
53%
PG-13
Year:
2012
114 min
$12,431,792
Website
240 Views


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(lNSTRUMENTS BElNG PlCKED UP)

(JERRY CHUCKLlNG SOFTLY)

JERRY:
Are we on?

TECH 1:
We're on.

JERRY:
Where we at

with the levels?

TECH 2:
Left. (BEEPS)

Right. (BEEPS)

JERRY:
l'm getting a little

hum from the guitar amp.

TECH 1 :
You like it with

that sort of gutbucket sound.

JERRY:
I want to be

convertible on this.

l want to be able to switch it

back if it doesn't fit.

TECH 2:
Check, check. Check.

JERRY:
That's good.

TECH 2:
Jerry,

we're ready now.

JERRY:
Groovy, man. Let's go.

TECH 1 :
Yeah, man.

(ROCK MUSlC PLAYlNG)

Sleep all day

Out all night

l know where you're goin'

l don't think

that's actin' right

You don't think

it's showin'

SAM:
So these are your P30 tires, huh?

BEN:
That's right.

-How many?

-A hundred thousand.

A hundred thousand?

God, that's a mountain

of rubber, Ben.

Please don't tell me you're

offloading to a liquidator.

-We use Cemensky Brothers.

-Cemensky Brothers?

Look, l'm kind of

pressed for time.

-Can you get to the point?

-(LAUGHlNG)

What, for 10 cents

on the dollar?

Two percent

of your wholesale cost?

What happens when

they dump 100,000 P30s

to every discount chain that's

competing for your clients?

Okay. Ten minutes.

Bottom line it for me. What's your cut?

Well, l could pay you

100 cents on the dollar,

your full wholesale cost,

guarantee to

re-market overseas

so you don't undercut

domestic sales,

and for that, believe me,

it's a river of shit

you don't want to go swimming in,

we only pull 30%. commission.

What is it you do again?

You buy tires?

Among other things, yeah.

l work in corporate barter.

l'm a facilitator.

Thank you so much

for taking the time.

Sam Harper,

Allied Trade Consultants.

We buy and sell overstock.

lt's the barter system, Omar.

The original form of commerce.

Look, every company

has leftovers

after a sales cycle, right?

Last year's electronics,

ketchup bottles,

kitten calendars,

toys that didn't sell

at Christmas.

Anything with

an expiration date.

Questionable baby formula.

There's a market

for everything, Phil.

Weyerhaeuser Paper,

U.S. Steel,

Exxon Mobil, Fortune 500s.

We work for the biggest

in the world.

Do you have my card?

Because in this economy,

paper is paper,

but goods are good.

Unlike the dollar,

barter does not depreciate

one single percent.

lt's the new money.

l mean, that's how

you have to think of it.

You are getting in

on the ground floor of money!

(CHUCKLES)

All right.

WOMAN 1 :

Allied Trade Consultants?

WOMAN 2:
Allied Trade

and Barter, please hold.

Allied Trade Consultants.

Please hold

while l transfer your call.

-MAN:
Sammy!

-What's up, baby?

(WOMAN LAUGHS)

-WOMAN:
Oh, he's leaving.

-Uh-huh. Okay.

(WHlSPERS)

l closed Lincoln Tire,

a million, two,

in product. Yes!

Yeah,

l'll make it right.

You should've seen me

in there, buddy. lt was a thing of beauty!

l fed him

your "new money" line.

lt was like feeding a baby

a pacifier.

Did you ship 100,000 cases

of tomato bisque to Ecuador?

Yeah. Yeah, National Soup had

overstock they had to dump.

And you shipped by train?

Of course l did.

lt was half as much as air freight.

Through Mexico.

1 15 degrees and you ship by train.

-What... What's the problem?

-The problem?

-(RlNGlNG)

-l'll tell you the problem.

Did you get Dolores

on the phone yet?

Yes. Here's the list.

She'll be very happy.

Thank you.

lt's all about Dolores.

l don't know

why you have to

l'm the best guy

you have on the floor. l'm a killer.

Am l saving you

too much money?

Yeah,

you're saving me money

by shipping boxes

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Alex Kurtzman

Alex Kurtzman (born September 7, 1973) is an American film and television writer, producer, and director. He is best known for co-writing the scripts to Transformers, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with his writing and producing partner Roberto Orci, and directing and co-writing The Mummy. more…

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