Monday, March 29, 2010

Delightful Dialogue: Dan in Real Life

Marie: I'm looking for a book... something that can help me deal with what might be an awkward situation. Something funny might be nice, but not necessarily big, 'ha, ha, ha,' 'laugh, laugh, laugh' funny, and certainly not make-fun-of-other-people funny but rather something human-funny. And, uh, if it could uh, sneak up on you, surprise you, and at the same time make you think that what you thought wasn't only right, in a wrong kind of way, but when you're wrong, there's a certain rightness in your wrongness... Well, what I mean is, more importantly, I'm looking to be swept up! And at the same time, not.

Dan Burns: Well, you rarely find all that in one book.

~ Juliette Binoche and Steve Carell in Dan in Real Life (2007)


Vancetastic said...

Sorry to be a hater, but Dan in Real Life? Really?

Angie said...

Oh no! This was a recent one that we really loved. Steve Carrel was great!

Vancetastic said...

One of the great things about movies is that intelligent movie fans can disagree ... and frequently do.