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Dan in real life [videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures and Focus Features present a Jon Shestack production, a Peter Hedges film ; produced by Jon Shestack, Brad Epstein ; written by Pierce Gardner and Peter Hedges ; directed by Peter Hedges.

Shestack, Jonathan. (Added Author). Epstein, Brad. (Added Author). Gardner, Pierce. (Added Author). Hedges, Peter. (Added Author). Carell, Steve, 1963- (Added Author). Binoche, Juliette, 1964- (Added Author). Cook, Dane. (Added Author). Mahoney, John, 1940- (Added Author). Blunt, Emily. (Added Author). Wiest, Dianne. (Added Author). Touchstone Pictures. (Added Author). Focus Features. (Added Author). Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt, Dianne Wiest. (Cast).

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Rowayton Library DVD DAN (Text to phone) 33625112528711 Adult Fiction DVD Available -

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General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Lawrence Sher ; editor, Sarah Flack ; music, Sondre Lerche ; costume designer, Alix Friedberg ; production designer, Sarah Knowles.
Participant or Performer Note:
Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt, Dianne Wiest.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some innuendo.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, digitally mastered.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Widowers > United States > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > United States > Drama.
Dating (Social customs) > United States > Drama.
Fathers and daughters > United States > Drama.
Brothers > United States > Drama.
Mothers and sons > United States > Drama.
Relaciones humanas > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Padre e hija > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Romantic comedy films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.

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