Dan in Real Life Reviews
This isn't a Comedy in the sense that you'll be laughing all the way through, but it is a relatable Comedy with comical parts. Those family get togethers, the adult and child double standards - easy watching with a feel good factor.
I thought the comedy was sloppy and just unfunny.
Although i liked the storyline as its unique i just found that the movie wasn't that great, didn't impress me.
I thought Emily Blunt had a far to short of a part which sucked because she was by far the best and most entertaining character.
The Burns clan is gathering at their vacation place on the Rhode Island shore: Dan (a widower with three daughters), plus his parents, various brothers and a sister and their families. At a bookstore the first morning he's there, he chats up a woman, bares his soul and feels a connection before she gets a call and bolts. She's seeing someone, who turns out to be one of Dan's brothers. It's a dicey couple of days at the house as Dan can't keep his eyes off her, his brother is obviously falling in love, and everyone thinks she's great. In this big supportive family, who will be the first to find the tension too much to bear? And after the snap, then what?
Juliet Binoche is a good on-screen match for Steve, and you can see why the two would be attracted to each other, despite their circumstances. Sometimes you just feel like watching a "nice movie", and Dan In Real Life fits that description to perfection.