Dan in Real Life Reviews

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November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
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
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
Smoothly entertaining fare, but with a bit more nerve it could have been so much more.
November 3, 2007
This is his [Carell's] most assured and rounded performance to date.
October 31, 2007
Now, everybody knows that Steve Carell is lovable.
October 29, 2007
It's a nice film. There's some nice touches to it.
October 26, 2007
Why must so many family-friendly romantic comedies give us such wan, forgettable dialogue and predictable situations? Dan is derivative at best, and feels like filmmaking by focus group at worst.
October 26, 2007
A movie nicely packed with pleasantly unpredictable surprises.
October 26, 2007
Carell plays it fairly straight in a movie that hits high on the scales of comedy and romance, with just a dollop of dramatic reality. It's almost as if he were playing, well, real life.
October 26, 2007
Dan in Real Life fires on so many circuits that at times it's actually shocking how good it is. It tells a funny and emotional story without any of the sentimental shorthand found in most romantic comedies.
October 26, 2007
A mediocre and unbelievable romantic comedy.
October 26, 2007
One character says she's looking for something 'not necessarily hahaha laugh-out-loud funny, something human funny,' and that's what we get.
October 26, 2007
Sweet it is. Remotely connected to real life, however, it is not.
October 26, 2007
The heart is there, and the message gets you.
October 26, 2007
[Carell's] uncanny ability to make us care what happens to him salvages Dan in Real Life.
October 26, 2007
If what you want is a star-driven sophisticated romantic comedy that is successfully aimed at actual adults, the wait can seem like forever. Until now.
October 26, 2007
In the end, the commercial necessity of wrapping up a family comedy in less than 100 minutes seems to have trumped anything real about Dan's life.
October 26, 2007
The previews make Dan in Real Life look like a tepid romantic comedy that makes little use of Steve Carell's gifts. Well, the previews are right.
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