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Chris Pine on 'People Like Us': 'I love the realism'

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Chris Pine has said that he identified with the complicated family dynamic in People Like Us.

Pine stars in the film as a young man who must deliver an inheritance to a sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew, despite his mother's (Michelle Pfeiffer) objections.

Chris Pine,
at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's 'This Means War' held at the Grauman Chinese Theatre
Hollywood

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Elizabeth Banks
outside ABC studios for 'Good Morning America'
New York City, USA

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Discussing People Like Us with USA Today, Pine said he appreciated that director Alex Kurtzman's portrayal of family life isn't entirely positive.

"What I loved about [the film], which was on the page, is that there are no golden pink bow ties by the end of the film," Pine explained.

He continued: "They all kind of still hate one another, and Sam doesn't fully get along with his mum, [but] he chooses to love her for all of her faults.

"He and Frankie (Banks), they were all just kind of entering the town of people - almost becoming human to be like, 'I'm screwed up, are you?' That was kind of the message of it I liked."

Pine also joked that People Like Us gave him a reprieve from his recent action roles.

"After Star Trek, I did Unstoppable, and then I did This Means War, which were two not-small films," he recalled.

"I enjoyed making both of them and got chances to work with people I'd wanted to work with all my life. But... I never got into this business ever thinking that that would be the path I'd be going down."

Pine previously suggested that People Like Us contains a powerful message about family.

People Like Us is now playing in US cinemas.

Watch a trailer for People Like Us below:

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