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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0788876422
  • 9780788876424
  • 0786936732658
  • 00786936732658

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Dan in real life

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Call number: DVD Comedy Dan

Available Copies: Downtown Storage Adult

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Special features: Deleted scenes with commentary by writer/director Peter Hedges; real-life outtakes; "Just like family: the making of Dan in real life" featurette; "Handmade music: creating the score" featurette; audio commentary with writer/director Peter Hedges.

Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt, Dianne Wiest.

Dan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He has three daughters and is a widower. He brings the family to his parent's house for a family gathering. When Dan goes to a local bookstore, he meets Marie. When he gets home, he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother Mitch. Dan's mother Nana announces that she met an old acquaintance of Dan's, Ruthie Draper and that she has set up a date between Dan and Ruthie. Dan refuses to go. Mitch suggests that they could make it a double date and Dan agrees. Ruthie turns out to be very hot, but Dan isn't really interested in her. When Marie indicates that Ruthie is not right for him, Dan feigns interest and starts dancing with Ruthie. Marie gets jealous and joins the floor with Mitch, leading to an upstaging contest between Dan and Marie.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, digitally mastered.

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Sweet

This is just a nice movie with some touching moments and some nice humor. Steve Carrel is his usual "everyday nice guy," and you can't help but love him and want him to triumph. Like the other reviewer said, it's not heavy on plot, but it's a sweet story. At times the family is a little overwhelming and kind of unrealistic, but it's also still just a nice family story. Worth checking out.

great movie

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. 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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