Meet Dan (Steve Carrel). A columnist in a local newspaper and a widower with 3 teeenage daughters all at once. He seems to be so concern about his daughter’s life (of course, whose daddy’s not?) and give strict rules for them, especially about guys. One day, Dan and his girls took a vacation to Rhode Island for a family gathering in Dan’s parent’s house. On the first day of the holiday, Dan’s Mom told him to go for a while to have a fresher air for his brain to overcome his relationship with his daughters. And there he goes, to a bookstore nearby.
At the bookstore, he met a very attractive woman named Marie (Juliette Binoche). They talked and talked and felt a connection for each other. Unfortunately, the girl was in a rush and she said that she ‘s already had a relationship with a guy. A new one. But before she go, she let Dan makes a note of her phone number.
As he got back to his parent’s house, Dan told his family that he just met a woman. They cheered up for him, when suddenly his brother, Mitch, surprisingly introduced Marie as his girl friend. Yep, the same Marie at the book store. She’s going to be with the entire family for that weekend.
Dan was a little bit shocked, but kept their meeting at the book store as a secret. But things seemed so hard for Dan, as he blabbed around and puzzled his family about his awkward attitude. So, will Dan after Marie, or let his brother happily ever after with her? And how’s her relationship with the girls slash his daughters? Will it be nicer or worst?
Tiw’s opinion: I happened to open my DVD case when I saw this movie. Dan In Real Life? I bought it almost a year ago and I haven’t watched it at all! Apparently, it’s my kind of movie! YAY! Drama, but not so drama, nice to be watched with your family, tho.
I love the scenes, especially when all of the family member do the talent show. Aw.. Such a family they have there.. And the house! I love the house! A house in a sub-urb with a touch of wood interior and a smell of pines! (like I can smell it). And ooh ooh! Not to mention it’s awesome soundtrack by Sondre Lerche! And last, this is my favorite quote on this film: