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Friday, December 12, 2008

This Month’s Overlooked Film

Chosen by: John C.

Lars and the Real Girl

Release Date November 2nd 2007 (Limited)

Rated PG-13 for some sex related content

Running Time: 106 min.

Craig Gillespie (dir.)

Ryan Gosling as Lars

Paul Schneider as Gus

Emily Mortimer as Karin

Nancy Beatty as Mrs. Gruner

Patricia Clarkson as Dagmar

Lauren Ash as Holly

Kelli Garner as Margo


Lars and the Real Girl Review By John C.

**** (out of four)

The premise of Lars and the Real Girl, sounds anything but appealing, it actually sounds kind of creepy. But, the results are anything but creepy, it’s actually a sweet and moving picture, that is brilliant in it’s innocent portrayal of the lead character's relationship with a life sized doll which he buys over the internet. The audience and those around him know of the doll's true purpose, but to Lars she is Bianca, his girlfriend. As those around him try and help, they are told that the only way they can, is by going along with his delusion, it will only stop when he is ready to let it go. The beginning of the film is filled with great humour, but by the end, it becomes emotional, sad and extremely moving. Lars and the Real Girl is a perfect film, brilliantly mixing humour and heart. Everyone should see it.

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