Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family.
Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson, Marlene Lawston, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney
|Screenplay||Pierce Gardner, Peter Hedges|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Dan in Real Life Productions, Focus Features, Touchstone Pictures|
|Sex||None, infrequent sex references, no impact|
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|Category||Score (-50 to 50)|
|Wanton Violence / Crime|
|Impudence / Hate|
|Drugs / Alcohol|
|Offence to God|
|Murder / Suicide|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Catherine Chambers teve Carell swaps virginity for family values in this charming, sharp-witted rom com that never has to try too hard for laughs.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
James Berardinelli Beneath its aw-shucks, wants-to-be-liked exterior, this is a bankrupt motion picture. It's cloying, artificial, and not the least bit romantic. In its 100 minutes of screen time, it gets only one thing right: that teenage girls will always hate their father, regardless of the provocation.
Peter Travers The plot tickles sitcom, but the film is a winner because Carell and Binoche follow Hedges' lead and keep it real. Sharing their company really is a pleasure.
Don't plan on being surprised, and don't worry if you have to wait until this offering arrives on video or TV before you see it.
Tomatometer Fine performances elevate it beyond its sentimental plot.
What the People say
14022 Netizens I liked it. I can't say much more than that.
Average .. 65%