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Dan in Real Life (2007)

5 Ratings: 3.6
Comedy movie

Steve Carell’s best film performance to date can be found in the fitfully engagingDan In Real Life, where his long-suffering persona suits a character who lets his long-dormant hopes rise for a moment, only to be shot down again. Carell plays Dan … see full wiki

Genre: Comedy
3 reviews about Dan in Real Life (2007)
review by . March 17, 2008
Fact may be stranger than fiction, but the best fictional narratives create scenes, characters and narratives that put us in the center of a place so true and clear that our heart aches for that time and place.    "Dan" does that for me. While the leads are bankable stars like Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche, and Dane Cook, this is the kind of small classic that leaves space in the center for your heart and heartaches.    Dan, in real life, is a widowed advice …
review by . May 21, 2008
Didn't plan to see this, but I've discovered a long time ago that movies are more enjoyable when you have no idea what it is about-in other words, unexpected surprises. Well, Dan in Real Life is one of those unexpected surprises. It was thoroughly charming and often funny, not as in laugh out loud funny but more of feel-good funny. Sometimes, comedies like this are the ones that get me more than the laugh out loud comedies (ex. Superbad). Its warmth totally won me over, like a puffy winter jacket. …
review by . March 12, 2008
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`Dan in Real Life' has a solid premise that seldom falters. It's partly a family film and partly a romantic comedy, but the results are always engaging.    Dan Burns (Steve Carell) is a newspaper columnist who gives people family advice. He's a widower of four years but is rearing his three daughters. At home he's strict to the point of obsession, so he won't let his fifteen year old date a boyfriend for fear of infatuation.     Pending is his family's yearly …
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