Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How about an Oscar nod for Steve Carell?

... His character's repeated attempts to derail his teenage daughter's
love affair are hilarious without ever feeling forced, and yet his warbled
last verse of Pete Townshend's "
Let My Love Open the Door" during a
family talent show reduced me to tears. (Yeah, I'm an easy crier, but
still...) As
Owen Gleiberman points out in his A- review of Dan in Real
, "the whole movie spins around Carell's inspired performance as a
man who is going quietly nuts because the universe has decided to toy
with him." If that's not worthy of a little Oscar love, then what the heck is? ...

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