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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 October 2007 (Singapore)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

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In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. Written by Orange

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The search for true love begins outside the box

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2007 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Lars y la chica real  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$90,418 (USA) (12 October 2007)

Gross:

$5,949,693 (USA) (29 February 2008)
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Trivia

In the scene where Lars is reading to Bianca, he is reading from "Don Quixote", whose main character also has delusions. See more »

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In the first scene in the doctor's office, Clarkson's wristwatch reads 10:35, but Schneider's reads 12:15. See more »

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Dagmar: Have there been any changes in the family in the last year or so?
Gus: [while Karin simultaneously nods "Yes"] No, everything is pretty much exactly the same except Karin is pregnant and Lars is nuts.
Dagmar: You know, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. What we call mental illness isn't always just an illness. It can be a communication; it can be a way to work something out.
Gus: Fantastic. When will it be over?
Dagmar: When he doesn't need it anymore.
Karin: How can we help?
Dagmar: Go along with it.
Karin: Oh, no. No, that's... No.
Gus: Oh, my....
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'Being There' for a new generation.
2 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw a screening in LA and a packed house of SAG members LOVED this film! Ryan Gosling's performance hearkens back an equally moving and effective performance from Peter Sellers in Being There, which Gosling and director Craig Gilespie admitted was about their only reference point. Gosling's character is sweet, good natured, and painfully shy and is the heart and soul of this film. His performance as Lars (along with patient direction and a wonderful script) is the prime reason that it all works. I laughed HARD throughout, but by the end I shed real tears over the plot and characters - and I thought doing so over a talking pig was bad! This is a performance WAY out of the ordinary for Gosling, and most of today's young actors could not have pulled it off. Expect an Oscar nomination for Gosling and for the screenplay.


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