Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lars and the Real Girl
Last weekend I saw a truly lovely movie.

Written by Six Feet Under scribe Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl is a heartfelt comedy starring Ryan Gosling as Lars Lindstrom, an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved.
I found all the characters to be likable, and the way the small town accepted Lars (& Bianca) was both inspiring and funny - there were many giggle out loud moments.


Victor, Rachel and David J-L said...

I loved that movie!

Sophie said...

That looks really kooky but really funny!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I loved that movie too! It's been a while since I've seen it, but now you make me want to run over to my Netflix queue and click ADD.