I went and saw “Dan in Real Life”, Steve Carell’s dramatic indie follow up to “Little Miss Sunshine”. This move doesn’t have anywhere near the same kind of charm that Sunshine had, and being a non-comedy, Steve Carell as an actor doesn’t seem to have many options as to where he can go dramatically.
The subject matter tries to touch upon deep emotional issues as Carrell plays a widower with three daughters who falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend, but I felt like it really ended up missing the mark.
By the end when it came down to it, I just didn’t care if he got the girl or not. Two stars.