Dan in Real Life 13 years old

Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family.

Dan in Real Life

Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually his brother's new girlfriend.


Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

Ruthie Draper

Steve Carell
Steve Carell

Dan Burns

Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan


All Cast

Name Character
Juliette Binoche She was 43, now 56 years old as Marie
Dianne Wiest She was 59, now 72 years old as Nana
John Mahoney He was 67, 77 years old when he died as Poppy
Steve Carell He was 45, now 58 years old as Dan Burns
Emily Blunt She was 24, now 38 years old as Ruthie Draper
Jessica Hecht She was 42, now 55 years old as Amy
Alison Pill She was 21, now 35 years old as Jane
Dane Cook He was 35, now 48 years old as Mitch
Amy Ryan She was 37, now 51 years old as Eileen
Sondre Lerche He was 25, now 38 years old as Himself
Britt Robertson She was 17, now 30 years old as Cara
Marlene Lawston She was 9, now 23 years old as Lilly
Norbert Leo Butz He was 40, now 54 years old as Clay
Frank Wood He was 47, now 60 years old as Howard
Matthew Morrison He was 28, now 42 years old as Policeman
Amy Landecker She was 38, now 51 years old as Cindy Lamson
John Franchi He was 25, now 38 years old as NYC Cabbie
Lucas Hedges He was 10, now 24 years old as Lilly's Dance Partner
CJ Adams He was 7, now 20 years old as Elliot


Name Department
Lawrence Sher as Director of Photography. He was 37 (now 51) years old Camera
Darlene Caamano Loquet as Executive Producer. She was 36 (now 50) years old Production
Pierce Gardner as Screenplay. Writing
Noah Rosen as Executive Producer. Production
Mari-Jo Winkler as Executive Producer. Production
Alix Friedberg as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Jonathan Shestack as Producer. Production
Sarah Flack as Editor. She was 7 (now 21) years old Editing
Sondre Lerche as Music. He was 25 (now 38) years old Sound
Peter Hedges as Director. He was 45 (now 58) years old Directing
Peter Hedges as Screenplay. He was 45 (now 58) years old Writing
Dan in Real Life poster
Dan in Real Life (13 years)

Something's happening to Dan. It's confusing. It's awkward. It's family.

  • Release day: Friday, October 26, 2007
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Budget: 25000000.00
  • Revenue: 68377859.00