|aDan in real life|cTouchstone Pictures and Focus Features present a Jon Shestack production ; a Peter Hedges film ; executive producers, Noah Rosen and Darlene Caamaño Loquet, Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda ; produced by Jon Shestack, Brad Epstein ; written by Pierce Gardner and Peter Hedges ; directed by Peter Hedges. |h[videorecording] /
|aBurbank, CA :|aTaipei :|bTouchstone Home Entertainment ;|bDistributed by Catchplay,|c.
|a1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2007.
|aSpecial features: "Just like family: the making of Dan in real life" featurette; "Handmade music: creating the score" featurette; Deleted scenes with commentary by writer/director Peter Hedges; Outtakes; Commentary with writer/director Peter Hedges.
|aDirector of photography, Lawrence Sher ; film editor, Sarah Flack ; music by Sondre Lerche ; original songs written and performed by Sondre Lerche ; costume designer, Alix Friedberg ; production designer, Sarah Knowles ; co-producer, Dianne Dreyer.
|aSteve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt, Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson, Marlene Lawston, Amy Ryan, Norbert Leo Butz, Jessica Hecht, Frank Wood, Dianne Wiest.
|aDan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He is a widower with three daughters. 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.