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Dan in Real Life
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6.8 IMDB rating

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Dane Cook

Dane Cook

Mitch


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Pierce Gardner

Pierce Gardner

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Peter Hedges

Peter Hedges

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Great RomCom, but predicable as hell

6 years, 7 months ago at Mar 26 4:57
5 votes
For starters, Steve Carell is the only reason I watched this film, and its the perfect role in which he excels at - as a lovable down-on-his-luck good guy with great punch lines.

Not being a fan of romantic comedies (i'm a guy, after all), I still found myself somewhat impressed with this one, and even fought back tears in one scene (when Steve was telling his three daughters which ... read more

Dan in Real Life

6 years, 10 months ago at Nov 29 17:57
1 vote
Love Steve Carell. Dane Cook continues to prove that the leap from standup to the silver screen is not working. Overall, it was good, but extremely awkward situations made me squirm in my theater seat. I definitely could have waited till video.

A missed oportunity

4 years ago at Oct 21 9:15
1 vote
Juliette Binoche was, as usual, great and it was very nice to see her doing something else. Steve Carell was allright but not amazing. They try to mix Comedy and Drama and, sometimes, it works and sometimes, it just doesn't. To conlude, it is a flawed movie but it is still definitely worth a look.
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Description: Advice columnist and widowed father of three, Dan Burns (Steve Carell) has met someone new. Marie (Juliette Binoche) is beautiful, she's smart -- and she just so happens to be the girlfriend of Dan's brother Mitch (Dane Cook). With a publicly recognized moral compass, Dan finds himself torn between reaching for happiness and keeping t ... (more)
Release date: 26 October 2007
Comedy (24), Romance (21), Drama (18), 2007 (11), Family (11), Widower (7), Plastic Surgeon (6), Lighthouse (5), Shower (5), Steve Carell (5), Photograph (5), Vacation (4), Writer (4), (4), Police Officer (4), Love (4), Family History (4), Shore (4), Kiss (3), Books (3)
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“Dan in Real Life is perhaps a very good example on how films can be funny, likable and sweet without defacing it with off-color humour, tasteless jokes & just plain stupidity. In an age of the latter points, this film was a very welcome surprise. I still can't get over the fact how unpretentious the film was - as was the script. Nothing too extraordinary, but nothing too subtle either. Granted, it was quite weak in spots, quite cliche, and has that "happily-ever-after" ending, but you can't deny how sweet and likable the whole setup was. Steve Carrell plays Dan, a nice but love-repressed widower who plays the role of a Spartan-dad to his three daughters. His words, his actions may seem offish and villainous, but they're not; they're full of care, affection and, on a smaller scale, fear. Th” read more

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