Thursday, February 28, 2008

Madamoiselle: Dan in Real Life

I know, I've just watched the "Vantage Point" yesterday, and today, I went to watch another movie again---> "Dan In Real Life". Talk about movie addict!

I was not sure with what the story was all about. We just crashed into the cinema and had only two choices to see. It's either, the 1hr 40 mins"Dan In Real Life" or the 2hrs 10 mins "Atonement". Since today, we didn't intend to have a long dragging movie and just needed a laugh, we chose the first one. The guy in the poster looked very familiar but I didn't realise it until the show starts. Dang! If I knew, it was him, I would have not watch it. Remember, the guy from the TV series "The Office". Yes, The irritating boss who thought he's the best boss and a motivator.And Yes, I hate that series, and as much annoying it is in "The office", He is indeed very annoying in "Dan In Real Life". Somehow, his characters in both shows are very similar. or maybe that was just him.

So, for my review on this movie, truthfully, despite the boring start of the show, I slowly get to like it by the end of it. It's really hard for me to finally like it but somehow, they manage to make me not hating it at the last half hour of the show. And for sure, It does make you in tears. The movie is more about the story of love, family bondings, trust, and life. I like the main point that the movie is trying to deliver, I just wish it's not Steve Carell. His character just so reminded me of "The-Boss-in-The-Office". One thing for sure, I hate it when he says 'WOW!' He did that all the time in "The Office" too. My overall rating for this one is a 5.5 out of 10.

Dan Burns is a single father who dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch Burns.
1hr 40mins, SRD, Comedy, Drama and Romance
Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt
Directed by: Peter Hedges

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