Dan in Real Life

Dan in Real Life

Dan in Real Life
From the screenwriter of About A Boy and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? comes this romantic comedy featuring the pairing of man-boy Steve Carell and French beauty Juliette Binoche. Story follows a widower who finds out the woman he's fell in love with is his brother's new girlfriend.
2008Rating: PG, contains sexual references98 minsUSA
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Dan in Real Life / Reviews

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

So despite the naturalistic acting from the extended family, the quaint holiday house location, and the inoffensive humour, Dan In Real Life is let down by a central conceit that is not believable. What does the glamorous Marie see in the rather desperate (albeit sweet) Dan? I have no idea, and would welcome suggestions.

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Variety

Variety

Deftly interlaces heart and humor in a witty, warm and well-observed comedy about the unexpected and inconvenient blooming of romance at the weekend gathering of an extended family.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Dan in Real Life is neither wildly farcical nor mockingly cruel, but rather, for the most part, winningly gentle and observant.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Carell shows a whole new side to his talents.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

A smart, sweet, and thoroughly disarming ensemble comedy that isn't afraid to wear its humanism on its sleeve.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Binoche brings a touch of class and maturity to the film, even if she does occasionally look surprised to be there, but it's the whole ensemble, including veterans such as Wiest and Mahoney, who, with Carell, make this an enjoyable and amusing watch.

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Newshub

Newshub

This low-key little indy manages to slowly charm you into submission with its pared back and oftentimes hilarious dissection of family life and relationships.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A small but sweetly formed comedy of romantic misfortune that can?t quite keep Hollywood at bay.

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