Sunday, June 14, 2009
notafilmcritic: "Dan In Real Life" [A-]
This is the way to write a love story. Real people. Real situations. Real consequences. Real love, both romantic and familial. I'm not the biggest fan of romantic comedies of this 'ilk'. That's because they usually come off as grating melodramatics or are based on flimsy 'meet cuts' or play out in improbable, unmotivated vignettes. But Dan In Real Life misses all of those bumps and potholes and comes out at the end an amusing and warm story that seems populated by people you might actually know and doesn't try to resolve all the questions. Recommended.