• Publication date: July 1, 2011

Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family. Dan In Real Life: Falling In Love With The Wrong One

Dan Burns is a single father who dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch Burns.

Dan Burns is a single father who dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch Burns.

Advice columnist Dan Burns has his hands full with three daughters that he's not willing to let grow up.

The girls still grieve for their mother who died four years ago, and Dan hasn't made any attempts to date.

So he's pleasantly surprised when he meets Marie at a bookstore when he goes to his parents' Rhode Island home for the annual family reunion.

But his joy is short-lived when he discovers that she is dating his brother (Dane Cook), forcing Dan to hide his feelings and chemistry with Marie.

Carell adeptly balances his role's humor and heartache, while Binoche is radiant as ever. Comedian Cook shows surprising talent as the third leg of their love triangle.

Through his duties as director and co-screenwriter, Peter Hedges deserves much of the credit for creating a film that is sweet without being sappy.

This movie is rated PG-13 for some innuendo.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 98 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance

Starring:

Steven Carell

Juliette Binoche

Dane Cook

John Mahoney

Dianne Wiest

Emily Blunt

Alison Pill

Directed by: Peter Hedges