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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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In one scene, Marie can be seen wearing a sweatshirt which says "Oak Park" on the front. John Mahoney has lived in Oak Park, IL for many years. See more »

Goofs

Dan stops for gas in New Jersey while he and the girls are driving up to the family's house. He is shown pumping gas. While it is against the law in New Jersey to pump your own gas, it is sometimes done and usually overlooked as an infraction by station staff. See more »

Quotes

Cara Burns: You don't have to worry because when it comes to sex, Marty is the one that wants to wait.
Dan Burns: What part of that sentence is supposed to give me comfort?
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Hell No
(2007)
Written and Produced by Sondre Lerche
Performed by Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor
Sondre Lerche appears courtesy of EMI/Astralwerks Records
Regina Spektor appears courtesy of Sire Records
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A One-of-A-Kind Movie Experience
21 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this at a pre-screening last night (Oct. 20) and I was incredibly surprised by the wonderful plot and genuinely heart felt acting.

While the plot is not particularly complicated or exceptionally new, the story unfolds in a way that feels fresh, unique, and distinctly "indy" in style. It isn't something that can easily be compared to films of the past, it's a unique take on a sort of classic middle-aged depressed love story.

I was particularly struck by the casting of the film. Down to every last extra in the family, it was a beautiful and talented cast. The three daughters did a wonderful job, the talent was evenly dispersed between them and none of them "out-shone" the other two.

It was truly a delightful film, appropriate for all ages and laugh out loud funny while also being truly touching and heart warming. It was a wonderful break from the sex jokes and nudity of recent films.


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