Saturday, April 12, 2008

'Dan In Real Life' ...

My pal Nat (Hi, Nat!) recommended this movie back in February.

It wasn't out on DVD at the time, but it arrived the other day, and as today is cold and rainy and windy and generally crappy, I had a date with my couch this afternoon.

It's a charming movie, laugh-out-loud funny at times. Steve Carell is the quintessential Everyman, a bit down, a bit out, trying to relate to his three daughters as all four of them soldier on four years after the death of their mother and his wife.

At the heart of it all, it's a movie about love. Specifically about the complexity of falling for someone who belongs to someone else. Do you walk away and miss your chance at happiness? Or do you proceed, knowing your chance at happiness will cause another pain?

Love is rarely easy. Love is often messy. Real life, indeed.

3 Comments:

Blogger J. Marquis said...

My wife and I really enjoyed this film. Even Dan Cook was bearable.

6:40 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Oops, Dane Cook.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous nat said...

(Hi Beth!)

10:12 AM  

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