Sometimes you find love where you’d least expect it. Just ask Lars (Academy Award® Nominee Ryan Gosling*), a sweet but quirky guy who thinks he’s found the girl of his dreams in a life-sized doll named Bianca. Lars is completely content with his artificial girlfriend, but when he develops feelings for Margo, an attractive co-worker, Lars finds himself lost in a hilariously unique love triangle, hoping to somehow discover the real meaning of true love. You’ll be swept off your feet by Lars and the Real Girl, hailed as “One of the Year’s 10 Best” by The Associated Press.
*Actor, Half Nelson, 2006
**The Real Story of Lars and the Real Girl Featurette
**A Real Leading Lady Featurette
Cast & Crew
Craig Gillespie's 'Lars and the Real Girl' Is an Off-Beat, '70s-Like Charmer that Could Have Been the Third Side of a Bud Cort Trilogy
Under Mr. Gillespie's admirably directed seriousness of tone, the performers, particularly Mr. Gosling, Ms. Mortimer, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Clarkson, Ms. Gardner and Mr. Reid, never miss a beat.
...we're surprised to find that it's possible to feel a real emotional attachment to an anatomically correct girl made of quality plastic.
A sweet little fable about how a delusional man-child is helped by the loving ministrations of his family and community, the kind of throwback flick where human nature is seen as inherently good -- a notion so quaint that it feels damn near buoyant.
Initially sounds perverted but ends up being just the opposite.
It's the script by Nancy Oliver, the very idea of the thing, that steals your heart. Kink has never felt so sweet and decent.