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Dan in Real Life Reviews

Brian Gallagher
April 26, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Entertainment Weekly
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Randy Miller
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Birgers
Movie Habit
April 25, 2008
The characters and their world are appealing, even if "Real" isn't quite the right word
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 26, 2008
There's a decent collection of extras here, including a full-length commentary by writer/ director Peter Hedges.
| Original Score: 69/100
Emanuel Levy
March 21, 2008
The DVD of this middling serio comedy includes outtakes and deleted scenes, commentary from helmer Hedges describing Carell as blessed with "Chekhovian sadness" and hidden video footage that reveals the lead man as perfectionist, asking for more takes
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
March 20, 2008
The plot often falls into contrivance, but the crazy-yet-comfortable chaos of the family reunion setting smoothes it all over...
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 7, 2008
...like all good romantic comedies, it leaves you charmed and happy and maybe a little teary-eyed before it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
March 7, 2008
A sweet, affectionate and emotionally genuine venture into that complicated crossroads of family tribal conflict and found love, however unavailable that sexy creature might be.
Kam Williams
March 6, 2008
A truly cruel sitcom celebrating a sordid form of sibling rivalry.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
March 5, 2008
A feature-length sit-com without the laugh track.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 21, 2008
The perfect showcase for Carell, who solidifies his Everyman appeal with this performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10