Summary: Despite numerous emotions thrown together all at once, Dan in Real Life is a curious look at life and family. Steve Carell proves to be much more than a simple television actor and surely much more than Michael Scott.
Summary: "You are a murderer of love!" This is a simple story that comes at you from a lot of angles which is uncoincidentally... real life. I felt so connected with Dan's frustrations. Such an easy movie to watch over and over again.
Summary: Dan in Real Life follows Dan Burns, an advice columnist who is also a widower in his own real life, and he gets himself into a very real dilemma. Steve Carell puts in another winning performance playing a not so comedic man that we are used to seeing as Dan, who is raising his three daughters after his wife has died. He is going with his daughters for an annual get together with his family at his mum and dads house.
Summary: Steve Carell proves again he can put himself into any role. THis movie was good. Great story, great acting, and great relationships between characters. You could have left Dane Cook at home and gotten somebody else, but I'll ignore that talentless rat-bast**d so I can enjoy the movie.
Summary: Great performances but the humor felt dry and childish. Loads of coy moments and direction was somewhat all over with lack of character development. The cast seemed restless and just didn't manipulate the casts talents. Screenplay and soundtrack was good but overall Dan in Real Life felt preachy than entertaining.
Summary: "Let my love open your heart." An earnest movie with amazing music. Reminded me of classic Hepburn/Grant romantic comedies. Near perfect, if only they had not thrown in a few of the moments. Dane Cook annoys me so much, which worked quite well here.
Summary: It has been awhile since i've seen this movie...however, it was great. Steve Carell was starting to get predictable on me, but in this movie i couldn't guess anything. All the co-stars were brilliant as well. The movie just didn't rest in Carell's hands alone. John Mahoney was terriffic as usual, and when you throw in a talented actress like Dianne Wiest you either expect to cry and/or know you're gonna laugh your ass off. I don't know how she does it.