Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
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  1. I could see people enjoying Dan in Real Life, I guess -- the scenery is nice and the people are pretty and the songs are cute little emotion substitutes. But Dan? Buddy? It's not all about you.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 154 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 87
  2. Negative: 28 out of 87
  1. Shannon
    Feb 7, 2009
    10
    I loved it! Great storyline, clean humor, very heartfelt... definitely one to add to the family collection.
  2. Aug 31, 2014
    6
    Despite numerous emotions thrown together all at once, Dan in Real Life is a curious look at life and family. Steve Carell proves to be muchDespite numerous emotions thrown together all at once, Dan in Real Life is a curious look at life and family. Steve Carell proves to be much more than a simple television actor and surely much more than Michael Scott. Full Review »
  3. Dec 15, 2013
    10
    "You are a murderer of love!" This is a simple story that comes at you from a lot of angles which is uncoincidentally... real life. I felt"You are a murderer of love!" This is a simple story that comes at you from a lot of angles which is uncoincidentally... real life. I felt so connected with Dan's frustrations. Such an easy movie to watch over and over again. Full Review »