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Just Like Family: The Making of 'Dan in Real Life' (2008)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Juliette Binoche ... Herself
Emily Blunt ... Herself
Norbert Leo Butz ... Himself
Steve Carell ... Himself
Dane Cook ... Himself
Brad Epstein ... Himself
Pierce Gardner Pierce Gardner ... Himself
Peter Hedges ... Himself
John Mahoney ... Himself
Alison Pill ... Herself
Britt Robertson ... Herself (as Brittany Robertson)
Amy Ryan ... Herself
Jon Shestack Jon Shestack ... Himself
Frank Wood ... Himself
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Making-of featurette focusing on Peter Hedges's creation of a family-like atmosphere during the filming of this "human comedy."

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USA

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English

Release Date:

11 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En familia: cómo se hizo 'Como la vida misma' See more »

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The Cannery See more »
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1.78 : 1
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A little something slapped together for the DVD...
15 April 2009 | by Anonymous_MaxineSee all my reviews

It's extremely rare that you will see any of these supplemental documentaries that are really anything other than short films where the main cast and crew get on camera and talk about how everyone was the greatest people that any of them ever met and they were like a family and they felt like they knew each other for their whole lives and they'll be friends forever and blah blah blah blah. In a good documentary, somewhere along the way there will be some insights revealed into the meaning of the movie or interesting stories about the making of the movie (there are tons of these on, say, The Exorcist, for example) or, in the most shining cases, things can be revealed about the intentions in making the movie that can make a bad movie seem a lot better than you thought after you finished watching it. The 2003 Willard remake and Texas Chainsaw III, believe it or not, come to mind.

Unfortunately, in this one all we have is everyone getting on camera and talking about how great everyone else was, and there is also tons of talk about the extensive preparations that were done to make sure that everyone felt like a family around each other in this huge Rhode Island house. Not that there's anything wrong with that, except that Dan in Real Life is just such a drab, uninteresting movie with characters who have absolutely no chemistry with each other, so it was a little sad to see all of these talented actors get on camera and talk about how brilliant everything was. I'm sure they had a great time making the movie, but they just don't add anything to it with this short video, and in the case of this movie, a lot needed to be added...


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