Dan in Real Life Reviews

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January 22, 2008
It's hard for a film like this not to come off as too sweet, but this grown up comedy manages in making it a real gem.
January 15, 2008
Writer-director Peter Hedges ('Pieces of April') maintains a perfect balance between the comedy and the romance.
January 14, 2008
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January 11, 2008
It's amiable enough, but the ickiness levels are too high and Juliette Binoche always looks uncomfortable in this shallow-end material.
January 11, 2008
Drips with sentimentality.
January 11, 2008
About as riotous as gassing yourself during a wet weekend in Worksop.
January 11, 2008
An off-centre rom-com with unlikely stars, this indie drama is neither too funny nor too romantic in its balance of laughs and tenderness. The perfect date movie for middle-aged romantics (and we mean that as a compliment).
January 11, 2008
It's the unlikely chemistry between Binoche and Carell coupled with Carell's impeccable comic timing (watch out for the shower scene) that keeps you glued to the screen.
January 11, 2008
Touching, tender and laugh-out-loud funny, this little rom-com will melt your heart then rebuild it afresh. It's so warm and inviting, you'll want to spend a week in its company. But you only get 99 minutes. Treasure them.
January 11, 2008
Smoothly entertaining fare, but with a bit more nerve it could have been so much more.
January 11, 2008
As the author of 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?', writer-director Hedges knows how to tell a story about kith and kin without smothering it in goo.
January 11, 2008
A small but sweetly formed comedy of romantic misfortune that can't quite keep Hollywood at bay.
January 10, 2008
Enjoyable, emotionally engaging and frequently hilarious comedy drama with a superb script and terrific performances from its ensemble cast.
December 12, 2007
There is no mistaking Hedges' film for anything other than a saccharine corn-fest, but what keeps it from palling entirely is the strength of the ensemble performances, and the smartly understated writing.
December 9, 2007
Carell is appealing and the family drama plays out as something real that sort of sneaks up on you in a good way.
December 1, 2007
Carell has continued to grow and mature as an actor.
November 28, 2007
Like a well-done Produce Pete sketch, Carell peels back layers of banality covering the bitterness underneath.
November 22, 2007
Romantic but gents, don't let this deter you - it's about a man, his journey, and his burdens, it's a story of a husband and a dad and a brother and a man who used to be someone's lover. Bring a date.
November 22, 2007
Knowingly examines romance, parenthood, grief and betrayal, but succumbs slightly to simplistic sentimentality.
November 21, 2007
In the movie world, these characters might have been interesting, but in real life, they were too one-dimensional to make you want them to find true love.
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