Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dan in Real Life

One of my favorite movies these days is Dan in Real Life. I love this movie. LOVE it. Thanks goes to my sister Laura for giving it to me for my birthday. I watch it at least every two weeks when I can't squeeze it in to once a week. That means that I have watched it five times in the last seven weeks...which is no exaggeration. I tend to get on a kick and ride it out for a while. When I was a senior in high school, I watched Never Been Kissed every weekend. No joke. Then I fell in love with Mamma Mia and watched it over and over...and over again.
But back to Dan. It is just so hilarious. And real. Why don't they make more movies like this? I mean, I love it when I can identify with characters. I can't very well identify with action movie stars because, well, the most danger I am ever in is actually not my own danger at all. It belongs to the unfortunate soul who tries to wake me from my deep slumber. I like romantic comedies that aren't over the top. And this, is not over the top. I was a little weirded out by the fact that I was attracted to Michael Scott. I guess it was his human-ness. I don't understand why the cover has him with his head in a stack of pancakes, but that's ok. But it has some of the best lines. Ever.


"I can think of things myself, I'm in the fourth grade."

"I am going to try to make myself...less attractive."

"I don't want to go with the pig face!"

"This corn is like an angel."

And then there is that sweet scene where he sings "Let My Love Open The Door." Too cute.

(I could probably quote a lot more, but as I am typing I am listening to Elvis and he, the love of my life, is distracting me).

Anyway, I love this movie. I think you should love it too.


Steve and Alana Nelson said...

i do like this movie- but as per our discussin- it makes me sad. know what movie i want to buy? the proposal.

Paul and Court said...

I love this movie too! I love the quote from the little girl... "you're a good dad, but sometimes a bad father." or something like that. I love the song from there too, especially since my cute wonderful husband sang it to me at our wedding. :)

Shawna said...

I've finally caught up on reading all your posts! I love them. And it makes me feel at least a little more tuned into your crazy exciting life. Also- I love Dan in real life as well:)