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Still shot from the movie: Dan In Real Life.

Dan In Real Life

Life is a nightmare for struggling single father Dan Burns (Steve Carell), after he finally meets the woman of his dreams (Juliette Binoche) only to discover she's dating his brother Mitch (Dane Cook). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 25 Oct 2007
Video Release: 11 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does the loss of their wife and mother affect Dan and his daughters? What are the challenges of being a single parent?

What kind of extended family and sibling relationships are portrayed in this film? How do Dan’s parents offer support to their children?

What positive outcomes can result from reunions and other shared familial traditions?

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