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Dan in Real Life

Rated PG-13 for some innuendo.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/26/2007 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 34 reviews

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February 17, 2009
I was expecting this to be mildly amusing at best, a bit sophomoric, and average storyline. Instead I was completely entertained and engrossed. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it as well. It's not just another immature comedy - the characters are complex and you feel empathetic toward them. It was quite moving in parts. If you enjoy films about an underdog or struggling to find your way through
November 11, 2008
this movie was great!!! your whol family will enjoy this movie. its like your the character in dans eyes!!! GO STEVE CARREL!!!!!!
October 13, 2008
Patriacia I Love this movie I want the sound track and DVD, I watch this movie every day. I loved the bathroom sene when he put the wash cloth over his eyes, got wet and rolled off the roof, I laugh so hard and cried when he sang for her. But what do I know I'm a hopless romantic fool.
August 25, 2008
This movie was pretty funny! I totally enjoyed it. I loved the part in the bar when they were dancing to nasty girl. Great flick. I'd watch it again.
May 22, 2008
You can't miss using your time to watch a Steve Carrell movie. I'm watching "Dan in Real Life" right now so I'm unble to give my complete opinion at this point in time. So its back to the living room to finish a fun movie. Kinda strange for me to be writing when I haven't really even seen the movie yet, huh!! Ohwell, I'm not really a strange person, I just never do this kind of thing anyway,

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Dan in Real Life is neither wildly farcical nor mockingly cruel, but rather, for the most part, winningly gentle and observant. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Filmgoers haven't seen a family this neurotically enmeshed since the last Diane Keaton movie. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Dan in Real Life takes a pleasant premise and calls upon the talents of engaging actors and generally squanders both. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Beneath its aw-shucks, wants-to-be-liked exterior, this is a bankrupt motion picture. It's cloying, artificial, and not the least bit romantic. Full Review
Joe Leydon
Deftly interlaces heart and humor in a witty, warm and well-observed comedy about the unexpected and inconvenient blooming of romance at the weekend gathering of an extended family. Full Review

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