SHR liked this more than I did but she's more of a sucker for big family ensemble pieces than I am. She dubbed this 2007's Family Stone. I mean, this kept my attention and all. And Steve Carell was good. And I really liked the Sondre Lerche score - much better than Badly Drawn Boy's songs in About a Boy.
But I didn't buy that there was any chemistry between Carell and Binoche in the slightest. And Dane Cook is such a doofus. I can't believe I had to be subjected to listening to not one, but two songs sung by him. And it just wasn't as nearly as funny or as quirky as it wanted to be.
Directed by Peter Hedges
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