Dan in Real Life
Dan in Real Life (2007)

A widower and father of three who also writes a parenting advice column for his local newspaper falls for the girlfriend of his younger brother during a family vacation in director Peter Hedges' offbeat love-triangle laugher. Steve… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The fine performances elevate Dan in Real Life beyond its sentimental plot.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Smoothly entertaining fare, but with a bit more nerve it could have been so much more.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's a nice film. There's some nice touches to it.

Mike Scott

A charming, though occasionally off-target -- and consistently tempo-challenged -- romantic comedy.

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Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

This is his [Carell's] most assured and rounded performance to date.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

Fernando F. Croce

The most cloying family meeting since A Very Brady Christmas

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Now, everybody knows that Steve Carell is lovable.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A movie nicely packed with pleasantly unpredictable surprises.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una comedia romántica muy menor, predecible e intrascendente que desaprovecha por completo el talento de un buen elenco. Una lástima.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is not only an endurance test to stay in the company of such a detestable character and his detestable family, but the movie is also a sentimental pile of… More
Alex roy
Dan in Real Life suffers the usual family comedy film with overbearing clichés from many other films that came before it. I thought that this film was a wasted… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
Lady D'arbanville
My predicted rating: 3.5 This isn't a Comedy in the sense that you'll be laughing all the way through, but it is a relatable Comedy with comical… More
Red Lats
"Dan in Real Life" is enjoyable - stories about falling love usually are. Not every movie needs to have the complications of "Hamlet".
Bethany Murphy
Great comedy drama. Dane Cook and Steve Carrell are amazing!