Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Lars and the Real GirlSTARRING:
Ryan Gosling
Emily Mortimer
Paul Schneider
Kelli Garner
Patricia Clarkson

An eccentric recluse purchases a Real Doll, a life-size doll designed as a sex toy, and treats it like a real person.

I expected this movie to be about a kinky sexual relationship but I was pleasantly surprised by the story. Lars doesn't have sex with the doll and instead has a very sweet and loving relationship with her. At first his family resists the idea of treating the doll like a real person but on the advice of the local psychiatrist they start to play along and then encourage the entire town to as well. It is in turns amusing and sad. Ultimately, the doll becomes his way of coming out of his shell and expressing his feelings about life and loneliness.

MY RATING: 9/10.

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