Lars And The Real Girl
USA, 2007, 106 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Social Issues
35mm presentation - Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson) stars in a heartfelt comedy about a loveable introvert named Lars whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of solitude, he invites a girl he met on the internet to visit him. When he introduces Bianca to his brother (Paul Schneider) and sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer), they are stunned: Bianca is a life-size doll, not a real person. The family doctor (Patricia Clarkson) explains that this is a delusion he's created—for what reason she doesn't yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.
DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespie
Principal Cast: Ryan Gosling, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Kelli Garner, Paul Schneider
US Distributor: MGM
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