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 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.
Steve Carell delivers a fantastic performance in this low-key, sentimental drama. Dan In Real Life isn't anything special, it treads familiar ground both thematically and it's in plot, but it produces enough for a slightly heart-warming and enjoyable experience. Carell really does own it, though. I'm a huge fan of his comedic performances, but I think he's also great within the realms of drama, too. It's a sweet little film.
watch this film on a date if you want someone to leave the cinema half way through
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.
I was seduced by the poster of Steve Carell and breakfast food, it was a lie.
Not inventive and really doesn't explore any of the potential that Carell has proved he has through his other works. Formulaic and dull, not what I was looking for in the slightest.
Great and heartfelt film which in the end just makes you feel so good very much thanks to amazing performances from Carell and Binoche....
We have now arrived at a time in cinema when independent films have become so prolific that big studios have splintered off their own “specialty” companies to absorb any possible hits from whatever festival is playing. This is also a time when after so many great indie films have broken the mold, they are now the mold themselves, with people like Zach Braff replicating what I call an ‘indie formula’, making deliberately ‘quirky’ movies. It’s now a genre of its own, and Dan in Real Life is the most obvious attempt to be this kind of movie.
The more I think about this film, the less I like it. The family Dan stays with are just way too damn clichéd.…
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