Contest: Dan in Real Life DVD

Dan in Real Life DVD cover

Dan in Real Life is a feel-good family comedy starring the likes of Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook. Now available for home viewing, this Peter Hedges’s (Pieces of April) can be yours, because The DVD Lounge is giving away copies of the DVD! Send in your name and address for your chance to win. But be sure to follow the rules below. All entries MUST be sent to the following e-mail address:

Please include the phrase “Real Life” in the subject line or your email will not be received.

Winners Receive:
– Dan in Real Life DVD

Newspaper advice columnist Dan Burns could use some good advice about his own relationships. A widowed parent of three daughters who are growing up in a hurry, Dan has little time to pursue his own happiness. After bringing the girls to his parents’ (Dianne Wiest and John Mahoney) Rhode Island beach house for their semiannual family gathering, Dan decides he needs a break from all the togetherness. Wandering into a used bookstore, he is mistaken for an employee by a charming customer named Marie (Juliette Binoche). Despite their shyness, an instant and undeniable attraction hints at future possibilities. But awkwardness turns to full-fledged discomfort when Dan returns to the house and is reintroduced to Marie as the new girlfriend of his fitness-instructor brother Mitch (Dane Cook). As Dan and Marie pretend they’re strangers while simultaneously falling in love, Dan’s despair at his predicament creates even more embarrassing misunderstandings—with sidesplitting results. Torn between romance and family, Dan finds his real life hinges on a very difficult decision.

Bonus Features

The Dan in Real Life DVD puts viewers right in the middle of Real Life moments with the cast and crew. The bonanza of bonus features includes:

DELETED SCENES – Including optional commentary by writer and director Peter Hedges.

HANDMADE MUSIC: CREATING THE SCORE – Singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche offers a revealing look at how the movie’s music was made.

JUST LIKE FAMILY: THE MAKING OF DAN IN REAL LIFE – Go behind the scenes with the stars for an insider’s view of the film’s production.


Be sure to check out some clips of Dan in Real Life before reading the rules of the giveaway.

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Giveaway Rules

To qualify for the drawing, drop us a quick e-mail at Some rules apply:

1. Your full name and mailing address MUST be included with your entry. (This is necessary to notify the winner, and to arrange shipping of the prizes. Specific mailing address information will be kept confidential.)

2. Please – only one contest entry per person!

3. The sweepstakes IS open to both U.S. and Canadian participants.

Entries will be accepted until Noon, on Friday, April 4, and the winners will be notified later that evening.