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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.

Director:

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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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SDDS | DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some trailers of the film in other countries features the song "Dickhead" by Kate Nash. See more »

Goofs

When Dan drives his car, a diesel engine is heard, but when he starts it back up, it is a gas engine crank. See more »

Quotes

Dan Burns: I don't want to go out with the pig... face.
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Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: Como la vida misma (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Modern Nature
(2007)
Written by Sondre Lerche
Performed by Sondre Lerche and Lillian Samdal
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A One-of-A-Kind Movie Experience
21 October 2007 | by Chalula88See 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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