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Dan in Real Life (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 October 2007 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,809,445 (USA) (26 October 2007)

Gross:

$47,636,541 (USA) (8 February 2008)
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Improvisation was encouraged during filming. One such case was the line: "This corn is like an angel." You can see Allison Pill's (Jane) stoic expression turn into a failed attempt to hold back a grin. The outtakes show that the entire cast soon burst out laughing. See more »

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When Dan drives his car, you can hear a diesel engine and when he starts it back up you hear a gas engine crank. See more »

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Mitch Burns: [Dan and his family are eating dinner with Mitch's girlfriend] I swear, the minute I saw her I felt like I was in the room with an angel.
Dan Burns: This corn is like an angel.
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My Hands Are Shaking
(2007)
Written, Produced and Performed by Sondre Lerche
Courtesy of EMI/Astralwerks Records
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It could be Dan in real life
9 March 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is my review of Dan in real life which i've just seen.

The movie was in my eyes very realistic, and I think that is a big plus. I can't recollect that I've seen a movie where I felt that what I saw was real like I did with this movie. The acting was great, Steve Carrol gives the character so much, the awkwardness that he brings to the person in some of the scenes are just great, you feel like it was happening to you, and it probably could, and we are all familiar with the situations which are seen in this movie.

The movie also had some great Hilarious moments. The movie was not made to be all fun, it had a good script, a nice well written story, where you at no time where confused about anything. The plot was straight out, and there was no time you where like oh my god what is happening now. In my opinion was the movie excellent :D:) And I loved the last scene, where he finish it with the best quote, and a really helpful one, which I would try thinking of from time to time in my life, a very good advice. And I think that that the movie had a nice message to send out to everyone, and it did it in a very good and well done way. Last words. I think that especially the connection between Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche was just fantastic. The emotions between them where very realistic and sweet. I rate this movie 9 out of 10, VERY close to a 10

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Edit: I bumped it up to 10 after rewatching several times. It's a movie I really like coming back to, so I think it deserves a 10.


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