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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5

movie

Canada, United States of America

English, Spanish

A-list actors, Grown-up Comedy, Sunday

2007

Craig Gillespie

Alec McClure, Angela Vint, Annabelle Torsein

106 min

Synopsis

Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Our Take

7.5
Cliff Raymond & Lea Strickland

Starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner and Patricia Clarkson. Lars and the Real Girl is a funny and thought-provoking look at the psychology of loneliness and the healing power of love. I rented this a few years back because of Ryan Gosling – he had just blown me away in Fracture so I was trying to catch up on his other movies. It was an unexpected gem. One of the sweetest movies I have ever seen – it was kind of like a fairy tale. With a blow-up doll. Yes, that’s right.

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