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[MOVIE] Dan in Real Life


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Dan in Real Life (Disney/Touchstone)

Starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt, Dianne Wiest, Amy Ryan, Scott Wilson

Written and directed by Peter Hedges (Pieces of April, writer of About a Boy and What's Eating Gilbert Grape) with Pierce Gardner

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated PG-13

Tagline: "Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family."


Plot Summary: Dan Burns (Steve Carell) is an advice columnist and widower who his having his own family problems, both with the three daughters he's trying to raise on his own, but also with his family when they have their annual week-long reunion. Things seem to be picking up for Dan when he meets the vivacious (Juliet Binoche), only to learn that she's the new girlfriend of his more outgoing younger brother (Dane Cook).


Rottentomatoes has it rated at 75% Fresh


Reviews here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dan_in_real_life/


Why I Should See It: Steve Carell gives one of his most-rounded performances and the movie is just fun and lovely look at family and love.

Why Not: You can't tell how good the movie is from the trailers and commercials, which market it like a straight romantic comedy.

Projections: $7 to 9 million opening weekend and $31 million total.

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