By EW Staff
Updated October 25, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
Merie W. Wallace

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.”