There are so many ways of lying, of being fake... For example, pretending you are being modest when in fact you are not; or pretending you are being honest, when in fact you are not. The movie People Like Us teaches us that, when it comes to tell a story, you can be immodest and dishonest both at the same time. Although the subject matter promises us an interesting movie (the "Hey! By the way, you have a step brother" issue), we are treated rather to a "Do as I say!" indoctrination-type film, interspersed with your typical everyday clichés, lack of talent, lack of substance and beautiful people. For, although the author could've chosen not to force on us his particular view of how is it that we are to behave and feel about these delicate, and rather personal family matters, but simply make a movie about the viability of it, he nonetheless takes himself the liberty of doing the former.
Apparently, you only start being a "true" human being when you stop being mad at your husband for having babies all over the place, and simply tell your little son about this potentially very painful fact (-- the father will lose its respect in the eyes of the boy, but at least he will become a "true" human being when he grows up: yea!--). Although having babies with other women while being married doesn't seem like the kind of thing to encourage, our author teaches us that it's OK: as long as daddy doesn't forget to take his diverse little offspring to the local park in order to film them with his old camcorder from the 80's, while they run around and bump with each other unaware, there seems to be no major issue with it.
On the other hand, and as with many other adolescent, immature movies, everything gets centered around the main characters' overabundance of feeling. It's all about showing this overflow of emotions and inner struggles that more than being of service, nauseates with its over- sentimental, corny, gooey bad taste.
All in all, I'm giving this movie 5 stars (not zero), for its production in general and quality actors are, nonetheless, worth mentioning.