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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

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 ... 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

Taglines:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$47,636,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,938,171
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Poland, the film was not only released two years after its world premiere, but also the title was changed completely ("Ja cie kocham a ty z nim" - roughly "I love and you are with him") in order to be similar to the Polish title of another movie, namely While You Were Sleeping (1995) ("Ja cie kocham a ty spisz"). See more »

Goofs

When Dan is talking to Cindy and Jim (the father and daughter that are going to syndicate his column), Mitch's chair next to Dan moves close so that Mitch's leg is touching Dan's and further away, then close, then far again to Dan's chair. See more »

Quotes

Marty Barasco: Love is not a feeling, Mr. Burns. It's an ability.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Let My Love Open The Door
(1980)
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by Steve Carell and Dane Cook
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A well-made, sweet movie!
24 October 2007 | by Doctor_WordsmithSee all my reviews

I saw a special advance screening of this today. I have to let you know, I'm not a huge fan of either Dane Cook or Steve Carell, so I really had no expectations going into this. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit.

Dan in Real Life is the story of a widower with 3 daughters who goes to spend a weekend with his family. While at a bookstore, he meets the woman of his dreams, only to find out that she happens to be his brother's girlfriend.

This movie is pretty well made- the soundtrack, cinematography, and acting are all top-notch, especially Steve Carell. My problem with it was mostly that there seemed to be a lack of character development, mostly with Dane Cook's character. We never really get a close look at the relationship between Dane and Steve's characters, and I felt that it could have helped a bit in showing what Dan's inner conflict about being in love with Dane's girlfriend was like. Other than this though, Dan in Real Life is definitely a solid, sweet film- definitely a nice break from all the horror and action movies we've been getting this year.


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