Dan in Real Life: 8 out of 10.
Right off the bat I want to thank John for sending me this DVD. That's right folks, if you send me stuff, I'll check it out and write about it here. John sent me this flick and "The Game Plan" which I'll watch at some point with the kids.
"Dan in Real Life" came and went in theatres so quickly, you're forgiven if you don't remember it. I didn't know what to expect, but I found it endearing and funny and cute and by the end I was totally digging it.
Steve Carell, who I love in "The Office", plays a character completely different from Michael Scott. There's lots of other recognizable faces in this thing, and it's so damn wholesome, you don't have to wait until the kids are asleep.
"Dan in Real Life" is a pleasant surprise.