#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Single father Dan Burns 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.
Plot: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother’s new girlfriend.
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What’s real about it?
Peter Hedges, who penned the screenplays for the admired indie films What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Pieces of April (and he directed the latter) as well as the successful adaptations of Nick Hornby’s About a Boy and Jane Hamilton’s A Map of the World, has now guided comic Steve Carell of Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin in a romantic comedy about two brothers vying for the same woman at a large family gathering–which will remind you of the one in The Family Stone, or Home for the Holidays, or for that matter Pieces of April, and a wide variety of American ensemble film comedies–all of which are better focused and more successful than this lame, often cringe-worthy attempt to merge Meet Cute with soppily sentimental treatments of death and sibling rivalry. What was Hedges thinking? He and everybody concerned are obviously capable of much better than this.
One thing that’s overwhelmingly clear is that the main plot points got lost in the overstuffed ensemble shuffle. Even when Carell’s character, Dan, a widower and “real world” newspaper commentator with three girls he can’t connect with, is in a basement bedroom it fills up with a jumble of family members. Once Carell and a misused Juliette Binnoche have had their tiresome first encounter at a bookstore–whereupon he woos her by talking nonstop for an hour or so–dialogue that happily we’re mostly spared–every scene is replete with aerobics, charades, amateur night, dancing, or extras running back and forth, including a bevy of poor child actors who rarely get to utter a line. And this is not to mention some positively sick-making song sessions. Ultimately this is a movie that avoids saying anything at all about love and about how people fall in and out of it. There’s even an implied subtext that says love’s better avoided or repressed. But it’s hard to read any message here, since the primary sound is of static. And if motivations and emotions aren’t developed, characters can’t be, either.
The writing fudges every key point. What gets Carell so interested in Binoche in the bookstore? We never learn anything about her, nor does he. Suddenly he’s all over her, gathering a pile of tones including Anna Karenina and a life of Gandhi, taking advantage of her mistaking him for the salesman. Hasn’t that been done before? Yes, and better. Later, when Binoche leaves Carell’s brother (Dane Cook), there’s no scene showing why. Of course he’s an offensive boor, but if she hasn’t seen that so far, what makes her see it now? No dialogue, not even a frown, to tell us. The result is a movie whose main developments are predictable, yet inexplicable. Nor has Hedges the ability as a director to maintain a consistent tone (he veers too often in and out of maudlin and slapstick) or to thread the romantic comedy clearly through all the jumble of background. The noise overwhelms the dialogue, and some plot lines and characters got emasculated in the cutting room, or on the computer. Carell’s mom, Dienne Wiest (also wasted) is inexplicably sadistic toward him. An ironic, pessimist relative, a potentially funny character, has only two lines, not enough to define him. The lovelorn daughter Brittany Robertson’s boyfriend (Felipe Dieppa) is summarily packed off in a car, and that takes care of that little problem. When a writer-director’s so short with his characters, how are we supposed to care about them? All Hedges has succeeded in doing is maintaining the noise level, and when it’s all over, the memories, despite valiant efforts from the cast, are more embarrassing than funny.
Dan in Real Life is Simply Awesome. Steve Carrell is sweetly normal. Juliette Binoche is perfect.
I loved “Dan in Real Life”. A wonderful journey-to-love story like You’ve Got Mail or While You Were Sleeping, but not ridiculously full of sight gags and crude jokes, and not so romantic it makes you wanna throw up.
Dan Burns (Steven Carrell) is a popular advice columnist who can’t seem to get things in his own life straightened out. Until one day, on a family gathering/trip, he meets and instantly connects with Marie (the always beautiful Juliette Binoche)a radiant specimen of a woman who seems to be framed in a hazy filter hearkening back to the starlets of classic cinema. Chemistry happens over a cup of tea and muffin, but Marie must be off for a previous engagement, and they must part ways.
Later we are treated to Dan’s tight-knit, fun-loving relatives who not only have big breakfasts together but also enjoy using the intelligent and sweetly dorky Dan as the butt of many bachelor jokes. What I liked so much was that although the family’s characteristics could be seen as obnoxious to some, I thought it was a great portrayal of a big family that doesn’t venture into parody or crude exaggeration. The Burns family is simply a close, loving group of people who are truly interested in the best for Dan. There are wonderfully awkward family moments that aren’t unrealistic. The family is nosey, but never mean-spirited or gossipy; quirky, but never outlandish.
And then Dan falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend he’s brought to the family gathering. And thus begins a roller-coaster of restrained longing and funny love-budding.
I could go on but I just thought this movie was simply awesome. It’s not particularly “hip” or “clever”, never too wordy and obsessed with dry humor or biting wit as many comedies are in modern cinema. There is a nice balance of storytelling visuals and funny-but-real dialogue. in fact, early in the movie, the initial spark of love begins with whimsical discussion in a classic Hollywood-style conversation where the characters say what they’re thinking out loud.
So I’ve probably rambled and repeated myself, but I highly recommend “Dan in Real Life”. It’s a great date movie, trust me, you’ll laugh, and only if you’re a geek like me you’ll get a bit teary-eyed. Filled with fun and magical love, “Dan in Real Life” won’t disappoint.
=================== 3.5 out of 4 stars Grade: A
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Peter Hedges
Writer Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges
Actors Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company Jon Shestack
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS (as dts), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates (digital intermediate), Technicolor, USA (prints)
Film Length 2,713 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)