• Publication date: October 13, 2011

Lars And The Real Girl

A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Sometimes you find love where you'd least expect it. Just ask Lars, a sweet but quirky guy who thinks he's found the girl of his dreams in a life-sized doll named Bianca.

A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Sometimes you find love where you'd least expect it. Just ask Lars, a sweet but quirky guy who thinks he's found the girl of his dreams in a life-sized doll named Bianca.

Lars is a strange but likeable young man who manages to keep down a job but keeps mostly to himself. He only leaves the garage where he lives when his older brother Gus and loving sister-in-law Karin drag him to their house next door for dinner.

Lars doesn't take well to questioning, so the disturbing level of his isolation is never openly discussed. It's only when he announces he has a girlfriend in the form of an anatomically correct doll he purchased via the Internet that everyone must admit his precarious mental state.

No one quite knows how to help Lars, so they play along, careful not to do anything that might push him or Bianca (his plastic fianc�e) over the edge.

The results are touching efforts on the part of all those who love him to help Lars through what his psychologist assures them may be only a stage.

Lars is completely content with his artificial girlfriend, but when he develops feelings for Margo, an attractive co-worker, Lars finds himself lost in a hilariously unique love triangle, hoping to somehow discover the real meaning of true love.

This movie is rated PG-13 for some sex-related content.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 106 mins

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Starring:

Ryan Gosling

Emily Mortimer

Patricia Clarkson

Kelli Garner

Paul Schneider

Directed by: Craig Gillespie