It’s a remarkably common narrative framework for a romance, either comedy or drama: Handsome guy meets attractive gal. He wants to be closer to her, and when she makes some assumptions about him, he lies so he can conform to her expectations. Everything becomes increasingly complicated as he tries to continue the fib, until she finds out he hasn’t been telling her the truth. She’s furious with him, but he’s become a better person for knowing her and wants to make things right.
Usually this sort of story will end with a big clinch between handsome guy and attractive gal, but while People Like Us follows a very similar pattern, this time around the hand...