Lars and the Real Girl
The search for true love begins outside the box
I just wish you weren't so helpless...
A shy young man spends all his time alone with his computer. One day, he learns about made-to-order sex dolls, and duly orders an anatomically perfect one made to his specifications. He puts her in a wheelchair, and introduces her as his girlfriend. The kindly townsfolk, aware of his situation, humour him. He is persuaded to take the girlfriend for counselling, in reality so that he can be counselled. As his healing progresses, the girlfriend starts to have an effect on other people around her too.
104 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 10 Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
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Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson, Nancy Beatty
Craig Gillespie Screenplay Nancy Oliver Music David Torn Cinematography Adam Kimmel Editing Tatiana S. Riegel Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2007
Produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report Trailer: Medium
FPB Report (SA)
Genre Comedy, drama
Drug abuse None
Comments A gentle film, finely and sensitively made, but with mainly adult themes which may puzzle and confuse sensitive youngsters (family pain) and which might require parental reassurance.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 10 International Media
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 15
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 15
ScreenIt (USA) 13
Metacritic.com 31 critics 14
RottenTomatoes.com 105 critics 14
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 16
IMDB 2415 Netizens 17
Average .. 73% 15
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