Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Real Life Story

Dan In Real Life
Dan in Real Life is directed by Peter Hedges. It is a drama/comedy film starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. The movie was filmed in Rhode Island in the cities of Newport, East Greenwich, Jamestown, Westerly, and Providence. Dan in Real Life has grossed more than $52,017,821 as of January 2008, and it actually has a pretty good soundtrack as well. For the most part, it was a good movie, and Steve Carell was hilarious. Although the previews made the movie sound like roll on the floor laughing, it wasn't like that at all. There were parts that made you laugh, but nothing serious. The movie was actually quite sad, but it had a good ending. It was more of a parent movie because my mama was crying throughout the whole film. She said that if you had children you would understand.

His Life Story
Dan Burns (Steve Carell), is a newspaper columnist and has raised three girls by himself since the death of his wife. Dan and his three girls pack up and take a trip to his parents house. While visiting the town Dan runs into a hottie at the bookstore named Marie (Juliette Binoche). Dan and Marie hit it off, but she soon has to run off to meet her boyfriend. When Dan returns to his parents house he tells them about a girl he met at the bookstore. His brother then introduces him to his girlfriend, who is none other than Marie from the bookstore. Throughout the whole visit, Dan and Marie pretend they don't have any attraction towards each other. When the family finds out that Dan and Marie have secretly been attracted to each other, his brother punches him for kisses his ex-girlfriend. Dan explains everything and is forgiven. He and Marie later get married and live happily ever after.

The Cast
No matter what movie Steve Carell is in, he is always funny. Dane Cook, John Mahony (Martin Crane from Frasier), and Dianne Wiest were some of Dan's family in the movie, and Marlene Lawston, Alison Pill, and Brittany Robertson were Dan's daughters. Emily Blunt played Ruthie "Pigface" Draper, a girl Dan goes out with, and Juliette Binoche plays Marie.

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