Saturday, October 27, 2007

More of a chic flick, but J liked it, too


Saw "Dan in Real Life" last night. I LOVED it. It's been a really long time since we've been to see a movie. J would have preferred we go to some foreign intrigue, war, car chase, mystery, fighting, gunshooting kind of movie, but luckily he decided this would be O.K. It's about a 40 something widower (Steve Carell), with 3 daughters, 17, 15 and 10. He goes to his parent's beach house somewhere in Massachusetts to help them close it up for the winter, along with his brothers, sisters and their families. If you've seen the previews, you know he meets this amazing chic (Juliette Binoche) in a bookstore, and even though he hasn't dated in years, since his wife died, he really gets excited by her. Only problem is, his brother (Dane Cook) is dating her, and is crazy about her! So they spend the weekend in the same house, basically falling in love with each other without acknowledging it to themselves or their families. It's funny and sad and touching. Of course, it is more of a chic flick, but J liked it, too, so that's usually a signal that it's going to do o.k. Go see it!

In one more week we get to watch the sunset in NC!!