“People Like Us” Blu-ray Combo Pack + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
October 23, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to watch People Like Us (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) and LOVED it!  It was charming, funny and heartwarming.  Pete Hammond of the Boxoffice Magazine describes People Like Us by saying, “Humane and riveting….One of the year’s very best!”  Scott Mantz from Access Hollywood describes the movies as “Charming, funny…and heartfelt.”  From the studio that brought us The Help, comes the inspirational story about family reconnections and life changes – starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer.  People Like Us is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand and retails for $39.99 and is available online and in stores.

Inspired by true life events, the “People Like Us” Blu-ray Combo Pack comes complete with bonus material that delves deeper into the story that inspired the making of thisgreat film. These extras include audio commentary with filmmakers and talent, an extended scene of L.A.’s popular Henry Taco Stand featured in the film, deleted scenes and bloopers.

People Like Us” is directed/produced by Alex Kurtzman (Cowboys & Aliens, The Proposal, Star Trek, TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”), written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens) and Jody Lambert (her first writing debut) and composed by award-winning composer A.R. Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire). 


Chris Pine, who plays Sam, is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down — he has a 30-year-old sister (Banks) he never knew existed.

People Like Us will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:


Blu-ray Combo Pack:

·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actors Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks

·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actress Michelle Pfeiffer

·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Writers Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert

·       Number One with a Bullet: The Story Behind “People Like Us”

·       Taco Talk: Extended Henry’s Taco Scene

·       Deleted Scenes

·       Bloopers


·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actors Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks

·       Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Alex Kurtzman and Actress Michelle Pfeiffer


·       Number One with a Bullet: The Story Behind “People Like Us”

·       Taco Talk: Extended Henry’s Taco Scene

·       Deleted Scenes

·       Bloopers


·       No bonus available


STREET DATE: October 2, 2012

Release Formats & Suggested Retail Pricing: 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack=$39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

1-Disc DVD=$29.99 U.S. / $35.99 Canada

High Definition Digital= $19.50 U.S. / $23.50 Canada

Standard Definition Digital= $15.50 U.S. / $19.00 Canada

On-Demand= Check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

Feature Run Time: Approximately 113 minutes

Ratings: U.S.: PG-13 / Canada: PG (bonus not rated)

Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1

Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Languages: English

Subtitles: Spanish & French


I really enjoyed watching People Like Us and found that it kept my attention throughout the length of the movie.  The cast did an awesome job and I felt like I was right there with them through most of the movie – one of the perks of watching it on Blu-ray!  It left me feeling good about the movie and wondering what I might do if I were in the situation that Sam was with his dad, mom and new family.  A big thanks to Walt Disney Video for the movie review opportunity!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win People Like Us in the Blu-ray Combo Pack!!!


– Tell me in a comment what you would do if you had a parent that passed away and you found out about a sibling and family you never knew you had.


– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Share the giveaway on Facebook – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Subscribe to my blog (email subscription below) – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a copy of “People Like Us” in the Blu-ray Combo Pack from Walt Disney Video to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by Walt Disney Video.
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

The winner is #10 – Congrats to Susan Helm!!!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

157 Responses to ““People Like Us” Blu-ray Combo Pack + Giveaway”

  1. Andrea Darst says:

    I did actually find out that my mom had a child when she was just 16, her parents sent her away to have it and the adopted the baby as their own. My grandfather was supposed to tell my “uncle” (really my half-brother) when my grandmother died, but never did, and now my grandfather is gone, too. My mother is still with us (thankfully), but I don’t know if anyone will ever tell him, or even if he’d want to know now – he’s almost 40 and has a family of his own.

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  8. sandra says:

    i’d discuss it with my other siblings but would definitely do an internet search

  9. Susan Heim says:

    Mandatory entry: I would be shocked, but also curious about my new sibling and open to meeting him or her.

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  39. Emily says:

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  40. David Hollingsworth says:

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  71. Daniel M says:

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  75. Erica C. says:

    I think I’d really try to get to know my sibling. It would be a great way to connect and remember your lost loved one.

  76. Penny B W says:

    Honestly, I would be overjoyed! Aside from the extra-marital affair part(which wouldn’t really be any of my business) I would always welcome new siblings! (of course there were 7 of us, so the more the merrier!)


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  84. Ani says:

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  91. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I would be hurt and excited at the same time. I would be upset that it was kept a secret, but I’d be happy to gain a new family member or more. I would try to reach out to them and see if they would want to be a part of my life.

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  95. melanie montgomery says:

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  96. Jenny says:

    I would want to get to know them

  97. Gianna says:

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  99. Heather S says:

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  101. Ed Nemmers says:

    I would be sad and then I would embrace it.

  102. Susan Smith says:

    That happened to me after my Dad died. This man showed up at his funeral saying he was my 1/2 brother as my Dad had him and had gotten married before he married my Mom. My Dad was a teenager. My Mom knew about it but had never told anyone. He showed us pictures of my Dad with his parents and the baby. We never had a DNA test so I’m not 100% convinced that he is my 1/2 brother and I haven’t seen him since. I was hurt that my Dad never told me that he had a son and was previously married. I would have liked to have grown up with him as I don’t have any brothers.

  103. James Coyne says:

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  107. susan smoaks says:

    i would be upset, but i would do what i could to be there for my family members!

  108. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I would be shocked and yet it would be an opportunit to have a part of my parent alive again . I am an only child so more family would be a blessing.

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  111. Giant Sis says:

    I’d want to know more about them – and I’m sure I’d need some counseling too! My mom died when I was 6, and I don’t know how I’d feel to learn a secret like that!

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  114. Ciara B. says:

    i don’t even know, i guess it would be kind of cool

  115. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would be really upset and would need time to take it all in. I think after awhile, I would want to get to know them.

  116. corrie says:

    prob freak out and be mad at my parent for a while

  117. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I wouldn’t believe it. It would take me a while to try to learn more about them.

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  121. Noreen says:

    I would not be too surprised

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  123. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would welcome them to my family.

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  125. Sand says:

    I wouldn’t pursue the relationship.

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