Saturday, January 12, 2008

Dan in Real Life

One of my readers asked if I'd seen this and what I thought, so this is for you Sal! We finally went to see it last night at the local "Sticky Shoe" theater and I loved it. Steve Carell is one of my favorite actors--he's hilarious in "The Office" and I've loved everything else I have seen him in. Admittedly, it's a cheesy story line, but it's also a feel-good show with lots of poignant moments and some laugh out loud parts-a scene where Steve's character is dancing almost made me pee my pants because I was laughing so hard. I really liked that they portrayed him and his extended family as being mostly normal and loving. What's more, they forgive each other's weaknesses and help each other work through the hard times. There isn't really any language to speak of, but some innuendo that makes it a PG-13. Did I already say that I love Steve Carell? And Juliette Binoche was great too (of "Chocolat" fame) along with the rest of the cast. Ryan didn't love it as much as I did, but he enjoyed it, probably because of the good humorous moments, and how can anyone dislike something that stars Steve Carell?


lAuRa said...

I agree..I really like him too. He did awesome in this one & Evan Almighty. I felt bad for the poor guy, always gettin dogged on. Sure had some parts that made me crack up! =)