Lars and the Real Girl details
|Starring:||Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson, Nancy Beatty|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama - Romantic, Romance - General|
Lars and the Real Girl
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||Currently unavailable|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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What can i say....amazing!By jdub (25 reviews) from London , 21 Mar 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Watched this bored on a plane yesterday purely by chance after thinking 'this will either be horrendous or brilliant, so i'll give it 5 mins and see what happens...I gave it 5 and it held my attention, but I was still unsure...so gave it another 10...and was utterly hooked! Brimming with originality and great humour (I was laughing out loud in a plane seat!!) but also provoking emotions of sadness, pity, reflection, love and humanity. Quiet aside from the excellent storyline, you have in this film some of the best acting I have seen in ages..Ryan Gosling is jaw-droppingly excellent, and he's not the only shining star.
Watch it, watch it, watch it...
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Sweet and upliftingBy Ayshy173 (2 reviews) , 10 Dec 2012this movie was nice and simple. the plot wasn't over complicated, and the casting was great. Lars' character is so sweet and endearing that you can't help but root for him and feel like you know him by the end of the movie. Was a bit slow in parts, but it was worth the watch and I would recommend it
A feel-good, thoroughly good watchBy CJ1806 (2 reviews) , 15 Nov 2012Excellent film. The concept of a supportive community working together to support someone through a deeply traumatic personal crisis is something sadly lacking in today's society. Lars would be ridiculed, branded a weirdo and likely section within the first 30 minutes of this film if it was a documentary!
A particularly poignant scene is when members of the community come and 'sit' while he is grieving. Knitting, reading...just being there as a comfort.
This film suggests what happy endings could happen were someone, deeply traumatised and grieving, allowed to let the neurosis work its way through.
thoroughly enjoyableBy a customer , 10 Oct 2012thoroughly enjoyed how this film dealt with the issue of mental health. just the correct balance of comedy to seriousness. Ryan Gosling is stand out!
I want to live hereBy a customer , 12 Sep 2012Lars and the real girl
This is a very clever and thoughtful portrayal of a man who is clearly struggling to come to terms with many different emotional conflicts although to what degree doesn't become apparent until the film unfolds .
The film is thought provoking it raises questions about the benefits of being a member of a community , tolerance with regards to the most way off the wall behaviour and manages to make you laugh out loud
The Christian community that Lars is part off ( I think they are Lutherans ) are clearly surprised by Lars new companion but except her
For me the essence of the film was accepting and embracing difference I found the film full of hope about the kindness and warmth of humans.
Ryan Gosling was fantastic and the supporting actors were also marvellous
I have recommended this film to anybody who will listen to me .
Much better than I expected.By StephhK (14 reviews) from Yorkshire , 16 Jul 2012I rented this purely from the basic information I heard of it - 'Ryan Gosling falling in love with a doll he finds on the internet.' Of course from the first 30 minutes of so it's more a less what it is and no doubt I laughed for majority of this time but when the films starts to kick in more of the truth unravels and no more it turns into a (good) drama rather than a comedy. Luckily I didn't look into this film before I watch it and knew nothing about the in's and out's of it so I was surprised to what laid ahead. I got to say this was much better than I expected, mainly as it shows how a close community can handle and help out a minor who is in such strange situation as Lars (Ryan) is coping with. Recommend.