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.
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: The reason this movie is getting bad reviews is not because Steve Carell or the movie itself was anything but good, but because Steve Carell's out of the ordinary performance threw viewers for a loop. No, "Dan in Real Life" is not Carell's usual goofy comedy; however, instead it is rather gentle, and real. The movie is also not a typical romantic comedy because it's simple, yet unpredictable.