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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, more...
Director: Craig Gillespie, Craig Gillespie
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Comedies, Black Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 107 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Lars (Ryan Gosling) and Gus (Paul Schneider) are the grown children of a father who died recently and a mother who died giving birth to Lars. But as brothers, they couldn't be more different. While Gus lives in the family home and has a loving wife (Emily Mortimer) and a child on the way, Lars leads a more reclusive existence in the family's garage, hiding in plain sight of his small, wintry hometown. Painfully shy and eccentric, Lars fails to recognize that his co-worker Margo (Kelli Garner) has a major crush on him, and he picks up on a casual reference made by his cubicle mate, who mentions a website where you can order life-sized, anatomically correct sex dolls. But instead of seeing a sex object, Lars sees in this doll a potential life partner and the only kind of social "peer" he can relate to. So Lars orders a doll, whom he names Bianca, and begins treating her with utmost gentlemanly respect -- and as though she's his real-life, flesh-and-blood girlfriend. As he begins bringing Bianca with him everywhere he goes, the townspeople have to find just the right balance between supporting Lars' unusual romance and trying to introduce him to a more conventional partner. Lars and the Real Girl was written by Six Feet Under scribe Nancy Oliver and directed by Mr. Woodcock's Craig Gillespie. ~ Derek Armstrong, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Not a comedy by TlovesJ June 2, 2008 - 12:51 PM PDT
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3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Although this movie has a lot of funny moments, it is not a comedy. This is a drama about a man having to work through feelings about his mother dying when he was born, his father alienating him and perhaps blaming him for her death, and his brother how left rather than deal with it. His brother is back now, and essentially kicked Lars out of the house and into the garage/guest house. His brother's wife is pregnant and that triggers the feelings Lars has never fully dealt with. A good movie, but not great. However, it does show off some good acting - Ryan Gosling proves again he is more than just a "pretty boy."




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Over The Top & Out Of This World !!!
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Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something completly different. Movies that are off beat, over the top, or just plain "campy". Recomended for a Friday or Saturday night.
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