Did you see the movie People Like Us?

Did it hit a cord?

Or did you wonder what all the fuss was about?

I laughed and cried my way through the whole thing. I saw myself, my sister, brother….. it made me feel good. I’m not so unusual after all.

My daughter-in-law has helped me with my writing by proofing and giving suggestions. She now knows the players well . Every time something happened that she recognized as similar to my experience, she would nudge me enthusiastically and say things like, “Mom, that’s his second wife!” Being there with my son, his wife and my husband and having them all understand how I felt was cathartic. For many years only my husband understood how I felt about my family history.

If this movie hit a cord with you let us know your thoughts.

4 thoughts on “Did you see the movie People Like Us?

  1. Kathy Duperron

    My daughter was choosing a movie for us last night on Shaw On Demand. “People Like Us” was one of the choices. So now I’ve seen it. Loved it. Haven’t talked to Logan about it yet.

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  2. Kathy Duperron

    Wow! All I did was watch the trailer for People Like Us. I will certainly watch the movie. Takes me back to meeting the youngest of my 3 half-brothers when I was 15, when the big secret was revealed. I felt instant kinship. I now know all of them.
    I have also witnessed my 2 children meet their half-brother, who decided at 14 that he wanted to meet his father. He got on an airplane alone at 15 to fly to meet his father, his new siblings, and me, the “wronged” woman. What huge courage! And knowing him has enriched my life.

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