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YMMV: Dan in Real Life
Heartwarming Moments: Dan wins Marie and there's a lovely wedding! Dan allows Cara and Marty to date after all! Even Mitch finds someone! Happiness all around.
The Woobie: Dan. He has to stay in the "special room" (the noisy and cramped laundry room) where he can't get any sleep, he has to do the dishes to make up for his behavior during dinner, he has to carry everyone's life jackets when the family prepares to go canoeing...and those are just the physical sufferings.