Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
Dan in Real Life
Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family.
Advice columnist Dan Burns (Carell) is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother's new girlfriend.
Dan In Real Life is an incredibly heartfelt family drama; they may not be the most realistic of families, but they bring to light some relatable problems and relationships. The relationship between Dan and his daughters is especially moving, with Steve Carell doing what he does best when he is given a real character. He makes you laugh and he makes you cry, completely absorbing you in to his situation and engaging you with his wit, awkwardness, and personal realisations.
What a terrible film, and what a terrible life view the makers of this film must have. What is the purpose of this film? I really struggle with this.
Absolutely nothing Dan does is justified, and not even once do I sympathize with him. In the end he even gets the girl, who, for some weird reason, seem to love him even though he's a self centered asshole. Not exactly daddy of the year either...
Ok, where to start.
To be able to laugh at (or with) someone's flaws, and grow sympathy for someone even though they're jerks, you need to feel some empathy for them as well. This is mainly done by showing the audience that deep inside they…
Dan is a columnist. People send Dan letters writing about their family problems. Dan tries to solve them with his column. He's a great writer and adviser. Dan is a great father of three daughters. He loves them a lot. But he's a bad dad. He has them imprisoned by infinite rules. Dan is a person of morals and ethics. One day, Dan takes his daughters to his parents house where his entire family gather every year for Thanksgiving. Once there, he meets Marie, a cute and adorable woman at the book store one fine morning. He falls for her. He comes back home only to learn that this woman... this sweet, sexy, beautiful, omg, hottie... is his brother's girlfriend.…
After sitting through yet another disappointing finale to a series of Doctor Who, I needed some cheering up last night. I watched The Sapphires which was OK I guess but left me wanting something else before bed. I turned to Dan In Real Life, a film that - despite my liking of Steve Carell - I've put off watching since recording it off the TV last year because of poor reviews and that poster. To me, it was an image that suggested I was about to watch a comedy about a hapless man likely to falling into the black hole of depression. With that in mind, it was a risky proposition to expect this to cheer me up after a…
A refreshing, well done family comedy.
A family drama, romance and a good movie. This movie revolves around family and love. It is a sweet story.
Steve Carell who plays Dan is a father with three daughters and also a widower. They all go to a family vacation with all their family their. Dan meets Marie played Juliette Binoche who was lovely. The fall in love when they meet, but the problem is she is the girlfriend of Dan's brother.
I liked the first conversation between Marie and Dan, which was beautiful. Juliette Binoche just keeps surprising me. She has done this movie were she is happy, in love with her boyfriends brother, she jealous in a funny way, well she is beautiful. Steve Carell does a great job as Dan.
This movie comes good and keeps you feeling good. There is no longing drama, it is just sweet.
Simply the most enjoyable, sweet, loving film I know of. I could watch it anytime, any day. Best rainy day movie for sure. Carell is magic and Juliette Binoche is so darn charming. This movie makes Dane Cook look like Marlon Brando's nephew.
A refreshing, well done family comedy.
half a star was generous
I came to realize that this romantic comedy is just about perfect to me after watching it about five times now. Everything clicks.
Sweet, but nothing new. I love watching Steve Carell no matter what... "This corn is like an angel..." There was a good story there, I think, but the writers could have taken more risks, especially with Carell in the lead role. And I HATED the ending. Too too too cliched.
i love juliette binoche okay
Oh what a world...
One of my favorite rom-coms. Well-cast, well-written, funny, sad, and satisfying.
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