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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dan
... Marie
... Mitch
... Jane
... Cara (as Brittany Robertson)
... Lilly
... Nana
... Poppy
... Clay
... Eileen
... Amy
... Howard
Henry Priest Miller ... Will (as Henry Miller)
Ella Miller ... Rachel
... Elliot (as Cameron 'CJ' Adams)
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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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26 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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 »

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At the dinner table, when the topic of forgiving pasts comes up, the boom mic falls into the shot. John Mahoney even breaks character to look up at it. See more »

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Marie: I'm looking for a book... something that can help me deal with what might be an awkward situation. Something funny might be nice, but not necessarily big, 'ha, ha, ha,' 'laugh, laugh, laugh' funny, and certainly not make-fun-of-other-people funny but rather something human-funny. And, uh, if it could uh, sneak up on you, surprise you, and at the same time make you think that what you thought wasn't only right, in a wrong kind of way, but when you're wrong, there's a certain rightness in your ...
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Ruthie Pigface Draper
(2007)
Written by Norbert Leo Butz and Dane Cook
Performed by Dane Cook and Norbert Leo Butz
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"Life...love and the pursuit of happiness"
28 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was drawn to DAN IN REAL LIFE from the excellent reviews and the thirst for a Dramedy that was well written-thank you Peter Hedges-and because when Steve Carell stars in the film, you know an audience is going to find like in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, a performance that is very entertaining and rewarding. DAN IN REAL LIFE delivered that promise.

The film is so real to many families world wide that have lost a member and yet have gone on with their lives in search of something that will give them the magic back before their loss. With Steve Carell and the wondrous Juliette Binoche, their relationship was so beautifully done and written that their scenes were so real to their characters and to their journeys. The cast, sets and story made DAN IN REAL LIFE one to remember as we head into the holidays ahead.


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