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Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life

DVD Release Date: March 11, 2008
Actors: Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, John Mahoney, Bernie McInerney, Dianne Wiest
Director: Peter Hedges
Run Time: 98 minutes
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Rated: PG-13 U.S., PG Canada
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Touchstone

Newspaper columnist Dan Burns is a well-known relationships expert with a secret: His personal life is a disaster! Hollywood’s leading funnyman Steve Carell (“The Office,” 40 Year-Old Virgin) stars in Dan in Real Life, the hilarious and heartfelt comedy about family and true love, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 11, 2008 from Touchstone Home Entertainment. Bursting with wit and warmth, Dan in Real Life is a blissfully funny comedy to enjoy again and again. Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc are loaded with entertaining bonus features including hilarious deleted scenes, outtakes and more.

The story of a successful advice columnist and single parent whose life gets even more complicated when he falls for a woman who turns out to is be his brother's new girlfriend, Dan in Real Life features an outstanding cast led by Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell (Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical, “The Office,” 2005). The film also stars Academy Award® winner Juliette Binoche (Best Supporting Actress, Chocolat, 2000), comedian Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck), two-time Emmy® nominee John Mahoney (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Frasier,” 1999 and 2003) and two-time Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest (Best Supporting Actress, Bullets Over Broadway, 1994 and Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986). Co-written and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Hedges (Best Adapted Screenplay, About a Boy, 2002), Dan in Real Life is filled with delightful comic sequences, stellar performances and insightful observations about the workings of the human heart.

This touching, fun-filled comedy has been hailed by critics as "laugh-out-loud funny" (Steve Oldfield, FOX-TV) and "a unique blend of humor and heartbreak, with the bruising and healing powers of family right at the core” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).


The Dan in Real Life DVD and Blu-ray Disc puts viewers right in the middle of Real Life moments with the cast and crew. The bonanza of bonus features includes:

  • DELETED SCENES – Including optional commentary by writer and director Peter Hedges.
  • HANDMADE MUSIC: CREATING THE SCORE – Singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche offers a revealing look at how the movie’s music was made.
  • JUST LIKE FAMILY: THE MAKING OF DAN IN REAL LIFE – Go behind the scenes with the stars for an insider’s view of the film’s production.

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Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Touchstone