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Can you connect to your unknown past through movies like "People Like Us?"

People like usSuper-wife escaped the hundred plus temperatures of yesterday and the searing sun by going to the movies where we saw "People Like Us."  I was pleasantly surprised.  It was about a guy who reconnects with family and connects with a sister he never knew he had.

Lots of pretty people in it like Michelle Pfeiffer and others.  The storyline touch a nerve in me, kind of like connecting the wrong terminals on a car battery.  Maybe not that extreme.  But, it produced a few sparks of thought and memory.

What's it like to discover that your dad had a whole another family or in some cases families?

The main character in this movie discovered that he had a half-sister that his dad had kept silent about.  He had to come to grips with a lot of issues involving himself and his family.  That's not always an easy task.  

I often think about my (half) sister who I never met.  She died in the country of Cyprus.  I don't know a whole lot more than that.  I did see a picture of her as an adult.  I saw her death certificate written in Greek which I can read a little.

Walking out of the theater, I wondered who would play my mother in a movie.  Probably not Pfeiffer.