Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 25
Title: Dan in Real Life
Length: 98 minutes
Director: Peter Hedges
Writers: Pierce Gardner & Peter Hedges
Starring: Steve Carell
With: Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson, Marlene Lawston, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, Norbert Leo Butz, Amy Ryan, Jessica Hecht, Frank Wood, Emily Blunt
Cinematography: Lawrence Sher
Music: Sondre Lerche
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a widower obsesses over his brother’s girlfriend
Concept: I understand we watched this because there are pancakes on the poster. That is a bad way to select a movie.
Acting: Who casts Dane Cook in a movie? Who does that? And as a character that should be sympathetic! It’s kind of distracting if you spend half the movie wanting to sucker punch one of the actors.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, ). Awkwardness that’s just horrible to watch, with no reward for your pain. And so many cliches.
Objective Rating (Average):