Lars and the Real Girl

The search for true love begins outside the box


Lars and the Real Girl
A shy young man spends all his time alone with his computer. One day, he learns about made-to-order sex dolls, and duly orders an anatomically perfect one made to his specifications. He puts her in a wheelchair, and introduces her as his girlfriend. The kindly townsfolk, aware of his situation, humour him. He is persuaded to take the girlfriend for counselling, in reality so that he can be counselled. As his healing progresses, the girlfriend starts to have an effect on other people around her too.

104 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10.
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

I just wish you weren
I just wish you weren't so helpless...

Credits

Cast
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson, Nancy Beatty
Director
Craig Gillespie
ScreenplayNancy Oliver
MusicDavid Torn
CinematographyAdam Kimmel
EditingTatiana S. Riegel
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced bySidney Kimmel Entertainment

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Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA gentle film, finely and sensitively made, but with mainly adult themes which may puzzle and confuse sensitive youngsters (family pain) and which might require parental reassurance.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconMore than a romantic challenge.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconHow this all finally works out is deeply satisfying. Only after the movie is over do you realize what a balancing act it was, what risks it took, what rewards it contains.
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThat a movie about a man in love with a sex doll could be so disarmingly wholesome is part of what makes Lars and the Real Girl so surprising.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconLars and the Real Girl is an example of how even the most ridiculous premise can be used to construct a smart, touching motion picture.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconProbably not everyone's cup of tea, Lars and the Real Girl took me by surprise by its heartfelt and heartwarming elements, as well as avoiding the obvious for something far more unexpected.
13
Metacritic.com
31 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
105 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconOne of the sweetest films of the year.
16

What the People say

Internet
2415 Netizens quote iconDon't wait for the DVD.
17

Average .. 73%

15




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