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Dan in Real Life (2007)

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A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

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Single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como la vida misma  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£603,860 (UK) (11 January 2008)

Gross:

$47,636,541 (USA) (8 February 2008)
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The movie was filmed in an actual house in Rhode Island, where the cast spent a great deal of time bonding and rehearsing before filming began. See more »

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When Marie is making pancakes, she picks up the syrup to pour on Dan's pancakes with her left hand and starts to pour, then in the next shot she is pouring with her right hand. See more »

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Dan Burns: Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 27 October 2007 (2007) See more »

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My Hands Are Shaking
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Written, Produced and Performed by Sondre Lerche
Courtesy of EMI/Astralwerks Records
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A well-made, sweet movie!
24 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw a special advance screening of this today. I have to let you know, I'm not a huge fan of either Dane Cook or Steve Carell, so I really had no expectations going into this. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit.

Dan in Real Life is the story of a widower with 3 daughters who goes to spend a weekend with his family. While at a bookstore, he meets the woman of his dreams, only to find out that she happens to be his brother's girlfriend.

This movie is pretty well made- the soundtrack, cinematography, and acting are all top-notch, especially Steve Carell. My problem with it was mostly that there seemed to be a lack of character development, mostly with Dane Cook's character. We never really get a close look at the relationship between Dane and Steve's characters, and I felt that it could have helped a bit in showing what Dan's inner conflict about being in love with Dane's girlfriend was like. Other than this though, Dan in Real Life is definitely a solid, sweet film- definitely a nice break from all the horror and action movies we've been getting this year.


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