Dan in
Real Life

A film by Peter Hedges

Plan to be surprised...


Romance collides head-on into the perils of family relations with fun-filled results in Peter Hedges’ fresh and clever comedy Dan in Real Life.


Widowed father and family advice columnist Dan Burns (Steve Carell) heads to Rhode Island with his three daughters for the annual Burns family reunion. Soon after his arrival, he runs into an alluring woman named Marie (Juliette Binoche). For the first time in a very long time, Dan experiences the real, live sparks of attraction - only to have to try and put them out when he discovers Marie is, in fact, his brother Mitch’s new girlfriend.


As the weekend gets underway in the close quarters of a crowded house filled with quirky, prying relatives, Dan and Marie try to avoid each other and cover up their growing mutual attraction at every turn.


Steve Carell


Juliette Binoche


Dane Cook

John Mahoney

Emily Blunt
as Ruthie

Dianne Wiest
as Nana

Dan in Real Life
– Trailers –

International trailer


French trailer


French TV spot


– Posters –


– Stills –


– Select scene –


– From the archives –

"I'm looking for a book"

"Just Like Family: The making of Dan in Real Life"


Behind the scenes goofs


– Soundtrack –
Dan in Real Life

"Dan and Marie Picking Hum" by Sondre Lerche

"Dan and Marie Finale" by Sondre Lerche


– Documents –
Dan in Real Life

Press kit
PDF - English


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