Dan in Real Life

Dan in Real Life (2007)

Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 2007-10-26
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 1169 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Hedges
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Advice columnist Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother's new girlfriend.

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  • Steve Carell

    as Dan
  • Juliette Binoche

    as Marie
  • Dane Cook

    as Mitch
  • Alison Pill

    as Jane
  • Britt Robertson

    as Cara
  • Marlene Lawston

    as Lilly
  • Dianne Wiest

    as Nana
  • John Mahoney

    as Poppy
  • Emily Blunt

    as Ruthie Draper
  • Amy Ryan

    as Eileen
  • Norbert Leo Butz

    as Clay
  • Jessica Hecht

    as Amy
  • Frank Wood

    as Howard
  • Henry Priest Miller

    as Will
  • Ella Miller

    as Rachel
  • CJ Adams

    as Elliot
  • Jessica Lussier

    as Jessica
  • Seth D'Antuono

    as Gus
  • Margot Janson

    as Olivia
  • Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman

    as Bella
  • Felipe Dieppa

    as Marty Barasco
  • Matthew Morrison

    as Policeman
  • Bernie McInerney

    as James Lamson
  • Amy Landecker

    as Cindy Lamson
  • Steve Mellor

    as Bookstore Clerk
  • Pauline Gregory

    as Bowling Alley Manager
  • Shana Carr

    as Suzanne Burns
  • Nicole Morin

    as Jane (age 13)
  • Charlotte Davies

    as Cara (age 11)
  • Zoe Pauliks

    as Lilly (age 4)
  • Lucas Hedges

    as Lilly's Dance Partner
  • Sondre Lerche

    as Himself
  • Kato Ådland

    as The Faces Down Wedding Band (Guitar)
  • Ole Ludvig Krüger

    as The Faces Down Wedding Band (Drums)
  • Morten Skage

    as The Faces Down Wedding Band (Bass)
  • Marci Occhino

    as Wedding Singer
  • John Franchi

    as NYC Cabbie (uncredited)
Directing Peter Hedges Director
Writing Peter Hedges Screenplay
Writing Pierce Gardner Screenplay
Production Brad Epstein Producer
Production Noah Rosen Executive Producer
Production Darlene Caamano Loquet Executive Producer
Production Mari-Jo Winkler Executive Producer
Camera Lawrence Sher Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Alix Friedberg Costume Design
Editing Sarah Flack Editor
Sound Sondre Lerche Music
Production Jonathan Shestack Producer
Production Ginny Brewer Associate Producer
Production Dianne Dreyer Co-Producer
Art Sarah Knowles Production Design
Art Mark Garner Art Direction
Art Kyra Friedman Curcio Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Matiki Anoff Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nathan J. Busch II Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up LuAnn Claps Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Alan D'Angerio Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up John James Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Emma C. Rotondi Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Raul Hernandez Hairstylist
Production Bernard Telsey Casting
Production Will Cantler Casting
Production David Vaccari Casting
Sound Laura Civiello Dialogue Editor
Sound Ryan Collison Foley Recordist
Sound Gerald Donlan Sound Editor
Sound Robert Fernandez Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Dror Gescheit Sound Recordist
Sound Heather Gross Sound Effects Editor
Sound Harry Higgins Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Dominick Tavella Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Eric Strausser Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jay Peck Foley Artist
Sound Jane McMullen ADR Editor
Crew Rick Sordelet Stunt Coordinator
Crew Shawnna Thibodeau Stunt Driver
Crew Rosie Bernhard Stunts
Crew Chick Bernhard Stunts
Crew Sabine Varnes Stunt Double