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"Dan in Real Life": A Model of Empathy

Dan in Real Life is a movie about the life of Dan Burns (Steve Carell)—a widowed father of three school-aged daughters who writes a family advice column for several newspapers. In this scene, Dan meets a woman named Marie (Juliette Binoche) at a bookstore and feels, for the first time since his wife's death, a spark of romantic interest.

As the pair make their way to a local coffee shop and begin to chat, Marie demonstrates the ...

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