October 23, 2007

There's Only One October (Movie That I Wish He Wasn't In)

Sean Burns on the reasonably good "Dan in Real Life," which I saw tonight:

As Mitch is played by the odious Dane Cook, we must first take a moment to face the prospect of a universe so cruel, godless and unfair that Juliette Binoche would willingly spend more than 40 seconds in the presence of a loutish, noisy MySpace comedian who tells other people’s jokes.
It's an above-average movie, even though Steve Carell is playing an advice columnist named Dan who's neither as raunchy, as funny, or as gay as his real-life counterpart Dan Savage.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 23, 2007 11:25 PM

There are few people in this world like Dan Savage. As a regular reader, the similarity wasn't lost on me, though I can't imagine Steve Carrell would have a hard time pulling off that sort of role. If he's not too "family" at this point.
I was all about seeing that movie until I saw Dane Cook. He is an automatic turn-off for me and it actually hurts that he was cast against people who actually have talent in the kind of movie I'd normally want to see. I just can't get past him. I have a viceral response to his appearence on screen. Doh.

Posted by: Marti at October 24, 2007 01:30 PM
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