Review – Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

by Puptentacle

Lars (Ryan Gosling) is lonely and emotionally distant. He works a nondescript office job and lives in a converted garage on the grounds of the house he and his brother own. As he doesn’t seek the company of others and recoils from human contact, his brother and sister-in-law are surprised to hear about Bianca, a new lady in Lars’ life. Perhaps more surprising is that she’s an inflatable “Real Girl” ordered online, and that Lars is unshakable in his conviction that they are in love. Naturally, concerns for Lars’ mental health are raised at this point. The local doctor in this Northern Canadian town diagnoses Lars as delusional, but harmless. She recommends that his family allow him to work through his emotional issues by accepting Bianca as he sees her.

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