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Dan in Real Life (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 October 2007 (USA)
A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

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Cara (as Brittany Robertson)
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Howard
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Will (as Henry Miller)
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Elliot (as Cameron 'CJ' Adams)
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Storyline

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)  »

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Min brors flickvän  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,809,445, 26 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,636,541, 10 February 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,938,171, 29 March 2009
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Trivia

Amy Ryan (Eileen) would turn out to be Steve Carell's (Dan) future girlfriend in the TV Series The Office (2005-2013). Furthermore, another The Office star's, John Krasinski's real life (then soon-to-be) wife, Emily Blunt (Ruthie "Pigface" Draper) is Carell's date in the double date scene. See more »

Goofs

During the end credits when everyone is dancing in a circle, Marie's strap on her dress is falling down on her arm, then it cuts to a different angle and the strap is magically back up on her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: This is going to cost you
[writes a traffic ticket]
Dan Burns: Put it on my tab.
Policeman: What was that?
Dan Burns: [Aside] Put it on my tab.
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Soundtracks

Ruthie Pigface Draper
(2007)
Written by Norbert Leo Butz and Dane Cook
Performed by Dane Cook and Norbert Leo Butz
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I liked it. I can't say much more than that
5 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a Steve Carell fan however I like this movie about Dan, an advice columnist, who goes to his parents house for a stay with his kids and ends up falling in love with his brother's girlfriend. Its a story thats been told before, but not like this. There are simply too many little bits that make the film better than it should be. The cast is wonderful, and even if Carell is not my cup of tea, he is quite good as the widower who's suppose to know everything but finds that knowing is different than feeling and that sometimes life surprises you. At times witty and wise in the way that an annoying Hallmark card can be, the film still some how manages to grow on you and be something more than a run of the mill film. Worth a look see


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