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Lars and The Real Girl

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Cast: Ryan Gosling,Emily Mortimer,Paul Schneider,Kelli Garner,Patricia Clarkson,

Director(s): Craig Gillespie


Year: 2007

Rating: PG-13

Lars Lindstrom is 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 cannot give high enough praise for this film, first off this is the most original film of 2007 that alone is something worth talking about, but there's a lot more going on in this story than it being just a comedy. This is a story of a young man who never had the kind of life most of us have, he lost his mom and never had the upbringing that a young boy needs. This has made him a sort of outcast and one that can't seem to have any kind of relationship with anyone outside his brother and sister in law. When Lars bring's his new girlfriend over to his brother's house they think he has finally lost his mind but with the help of a local doctor and a town of people that care for one another they decide to play along with it and let Lars work out any issues he has and just maybe it will make him a more social person. I loved this film,it's funny and charming film that will have you laughing and crying. Ryan Gosling plays Lars and let me tell you he is just amazing here, I think this was the performance of the year and he has nothing but an incredible career in front of him, and the film also has good supporting roles as well. What might seem like a unrealistic story is really a story about a man trying to belong and along they way we meet some great characters and we smile and remember why we love cinema so much, thanks to the entire crew for making a film with so much heart, one that has a little of something for everyone and a movie that you will not only want to see again but one you will tell friends and family about as well. Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****