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Dan in Real Life

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Merie W. Wallace

Dan in Real Life

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
10/26/07
performer:
Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Dane Cook
director:
Peter Hedges
author:
Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it an A-

Dan (Steve Carell), a straitlaced widower, falls for a woman (Juliette Binoche) who happens to be dating his brother (Dane Cook). ”He has to decide: Should he go for it or say no because it would be too painful,” says Oscar winner Binoche (The English Patient). ”So it’s complex, but it’s done in the tone of comedy.” It’s a balance Peter Hedges walked with his last film, 2003’s Pieces of April, and with 2002’s About a Boy, which he co-wrote. Says Binoche, ”You can laugh, but it’s also about the mystery of falling in love.”