Dan in Real Life Atkins'S REVIEW

Charming and witty between the lines flick, just don't expect anything extra

Funny man Steve Carrell steps into unfamiliar territory in this somewhat off beat drama mixed with black comedy and romance. Carrell does a great job in type of role reversal compared to his normal characters he plays. The film itself though does feel like its lacking direction, luckily the supporting cast do their part to keep the audience entertained as the film sways off track a fair bit.
There are quite a lot of awkward yet funny moments Carrell excels in but it’s not enough as the final print leaves us cheated with the all too readable subplots as the normal clichés present themselves upon us one by one.