Dan In Real Life parents guide

Dan In Real Life

Overall B+

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).

Release date October 25, 2007

Violence B+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use B

Why is Dan In Real Life rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Dan In Real Life PG-13 for some innuendo.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Dan In Real Life
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Dan In Real Life rated PG-13? Dan In Real Life is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some innuendo.


Surprisingly light on content issues, the film contains a handful of mild profanities and a brief discussion on self-pleasuring. Some suggestive song lyrics and an awkward shower scene, based on a complex situation rather than sex, are played out on screen as well. A single punch to the head and some social drinking round out the concerns parents may find with this script.

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Dan In Real Life
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta PG For Mild Coarse Language.
Manitoba G Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Dan In Real Life is directed by and stars Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Dan In Real Life movie is March 11, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Dates: 11 March 2008

Fans of Dan in Real Life can get up close and personal with this DVD release. Hear the inside scoop with an audio commentary by writer/director Peter Hedges, listen to Handmade Music (an expose on creating the score), scan deleted scenes and outtakes (some with an audio commentary by Peter Hedges) and share the recipe Just Like Family: The Making of Dan In Real Life. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in French and Spanish.

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