I’m rewatching Lars and the Real Girl (2007) tonight, so I thought I’d reblog this vintage review of mine from early 2014 to celebrate. Lars and the Real Girl is truly a very special film and, now that I think about it, probably one of my favourite performances by the generally flawless Ryan Gosling. What do you think? Creepy, or awesome?
Starring the beautiful Ryan Gosling, before his famous “hey girl” internet meme, Lars and the Real Girl (2007) is a compelling character drama about the titular Lars – a shy, anti-social, but sweet young man who lives in his brother’s garage. Lars has a fairly insular life and barely interacts with his brother and his brother’s wife, despite his physical proximity to them. One day, he goes to work and a colleague is browsing a site that sells RealDolls – fairly realistic looking, life-size female companion dolls. Intrigued, Lars decides to buy one of these dolls. Enter RealDoll Bianca, a half Brazilian, half Danish, beautiful, well-developed woman with an intricate past. Lars and the Real Girl chronicles Lars’ relationship with Bianca, and Bianca’s relationship with everyone.
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