Dan in Real Life

Dan in Real Life

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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
DramaRomantic Comedy
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Variety

Variety

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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

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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

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Carell shows a whole new side to his talents.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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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

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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.

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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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

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

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I enjoyed this film and Steve Carrell's great acting skills, but it's probably best to wait till this comes out on DVD. It's a little bit slow but enjoyable nevertheless.

3.0
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"..Wholesome middle-aged humour..." is about it. A few genuine laughs, no real surprises, generally predictable, but worth a see. Probably really a 2.5er, but "Flicks" doesnt provide for that, so a 3.

3.0
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just very clear storytelling. This film is what being at the movies is all about. Strong emotional ties to characters as a viewer. Some aspects of the story relate to your own life and some others to other people. Steve Carel is just aguy getting on with his life as a widower and has a thing for Juliette Binoche who is not so French in this one. I'd...

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Carell shows a whole new side to his talents.

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

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

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

0

I enjoyed this film and Steve Carrell's great acting skills, but it's probably best to wait till this comes out on DVD. It's a little bit slow but enjoyable nevertheless.

3.0
0

"..Wholesome middle-aged humour..." is about it. A few genuine laughs, no real surprises, generally predictable, but worth a see. Probably really a 2.5er, but "Flicks" doesnt provide for that, so a 3.

3.0
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just very clear storytelling. This film is what being at the movies is all about. Strong emotional ties to characters as a viewer. Some aspects of the story relate to your own life and some others to other people. Steve Carel is just aguy getting on with his life as a widower and has a thing for Juliette Binoche who is not so French in this one. I'd...

5.0
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