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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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Peter Hedges
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Dan
Juliette Binoche ... Marie
Dane Cook ... Mitch
Alison Pill ... Jane
Britt Robertson ... Cara (as Brittany Robertson)
Marlene Lawston ... Lilly
Dianne Wiest ... Nana
John Mahoney ... Poppy
Norbert Leo Butz ... Clay
Amy Ryan ... Eileen
Jessica Hecht ... Amy
Frank Wood ... Howard
Henry Priest Miller Henry Priest Miller ... Will (as Henry Miller)
Ella Miller Ella Miller ... Rachel
CJ Adams ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Min brors flickvän See more »

Filming Locations:

Westerly, Rhode Island, USA See more »

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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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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

At the end the family is seen driving back from New England to New York City. Their car travels west over the Queensboro Bridge from Queens into Manhattan. It makes very little sense to enter Queens when coming from New England if traveling into Manhattan. The Triboro Bridge (now called the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge) from the Bronx to Queens can also be taken to Manhattan. Entering Queens would make the trip longer and cost an extra toll. See more »

Quotes

Dan Burns: [after the family sees him and Marie kissing] You guys broke up, right?
Mitch Burns: Two hours ago!
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Connections

References Pieces of April (2003) See more »

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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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Wasn't Expecting What I Saw
7 April 2009 | by CandidlyCandidSee all my reviews

Steve Carell once again stars in a light romantic movie about choices, family and pressure. By judging on the plot and cover art of the movie I was expecting a flat-out comedy, lots of laughs and unrealistic elements, but I guess I was wrong. Sure the movie had some comedy, but it felt much more of a light Drama to me and Steve Carell once again gave a great performance. The movie itself really tackles true observations and that was a strong element I found. But, the ending felt a little bit rushed and predictable. Through-out, the cinematography was great, the acting was great and the message it delivered was obvious but yet still very important. Though, it came down to old, flat and predictable ending. I'd reckon if different choices were made at the end of the movie (perhaps for the bad, even) this movie would get better publicity. Still a fun movie.


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