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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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Cara (as Brittany Robertson)
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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)  »

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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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Producers recruited some local children to play Dan's young nieces and nephews. See more »

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When Mitch and Dan and the rest of the family are sitting and talking with the reporters, Mitch and Dan's chairs go from touching to not touching to touching again throughout. See more »

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Dan Burns: Life... is full of disappointments
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Fever
(1956)
Written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport)
Produced by Sondre Lerche
Performed by Alison Sudol (as A Fine Frenzy)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Wasn't Expecting What I Saw
7 April 2009 | by See 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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