““People Like Us” is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.”
DreamWorks Pictures has just announced that they are teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to promote their film “People Like Us” with events at the ten Sprinkles Cupcakes stores around the country. Beginning May 2nd and running through June 29th, there will be different events, centered around five family-themed holidays: Brothers and Sisters Day (May 2), Mother’s Day (May13), Visit Your Relatives Day (May 18), Father’s day (June 17) and National Forgiveness Day (June 26).
On these designated “People Like Us” holidays, Sprinkles Cupcakes in all ten locations will give out a free cupcake to each customer who comes in between the hours of 12 noon and 2 p.m. and says, “People Like Us.” I am now wishing that I had a Sprinkles Cupcakes near me! You can also go online to vote for the official “People Like Us” flavor. The winning cupcake will be announced the week of the film’s opening. Customers can also pick up punch cards in Sprinkles Cupcakes stores, redeemable on the selected ‘People Like Us” holidays for a free cupcake. Follow the movie on Facebook.com/PeopleLikeUs for more details.
“People Like Us”-branded coffee trucks or carts will also be at various locations on Brothers and Sisters Day, May 2nd, to kick off the start of the promotion with free coffee. Who doesn’t love free cupcakes AND free coffee? I am not a coffee drinker, but I’ll sure take the cupcakes! On the PeopleLikeUs facebook page you can take the Brothers and Sisters quiz and enter the “Celebrate Family” sweeps to win a trip to visit their family.
Watch the “People Like Us” trailer below, and I’d love for you to leave your thoughts in a comment.