Dan In Real Life

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie for a few months. I’m hooked on Peter Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door” song, it’s been on repeat in my iPhone for a while.

We went to go see it last week on opening night. The showing sold out, which surprised us. I had read movie reviews in the morning that blasted it for being anything but “real” life. I was getting a little worried, but everything I had seen in previews it looked good.

It was just as funny as the previews showed. It was very real to life. If you don’t have a family member(s) like this, count yourself one of the lucky. Steve Carrell was great, he does a great job as the self-deprecating character who you love. There were several scenes Craig and I were laughing really hard.

The moral of story, to follow your heart, not be too hard on yourself and take risks were conveyed very well.

[rating:4.5]