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Writer (WGA):
Nancy Oliver (written by)
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Release Date:
25 October 2007 (Singapore) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The search for true love begins outside the box
Plot:
A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
'Being There' for a new generation. See more (285 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Craig Gillespie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nancy Oliver (written by)

Produced by
Sarah Aubrey .... producer
Peter Berg .... executive producer
Whitney Brown .... executive producer
John Cameron .... producer
William Horberg .... executive producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Torn 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Kimmel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tatiana S. Riegel 
 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
 
Production Design by
Arvinder Grewal  (as Arv Greweal)
 
Art Direction by
Joshu de Cartier  (as Joshu De Cartier)
 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
 
Costume Design by
Kirston Leigh Mann 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... key makeup artist
Paul R.J. Elliot .... key hair stylist (as Paul Elliot)
Burton J. LeBlanc .... assistant makeup artist (as Burton Leblanc)
Sondra Treilhard .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eric Bergman .... post-production supervisor
Whitney Brown .... production manager
James Fraser .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Libby Hodgson .... first assistant director
Patrick Murphy .... third assistant director
Julie O'Neill .... trainee assistant director
Elizabeth Parker .... trainee assistant director (as Elizabeth 'Duff' Parker)
Andrew Pritchard .... trainee assistant director
Tim Singh .... second assistant director
Bonnie Corey .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David Best .... graphic designer
Dan Conley .... set dresser
Steven Conner .... assistant head carpenter
Lisa Dietrich .... on-set dresser
Nick Fischer .... second lead set dresser
Jennifer Heimpel .... second assistant art director
Ron Hewitt .... property master
Alexandra Hooper .... set decoration buyer
Mauro Iacobelli .... head painter
William Koon .... assistant key scenic artist (as William 'Billy' Koon)
Marc Kuitenbrouwer .... construction coordinator (as Marc Kuitenbrouner)
Ivan Lauc .... assistant head painter
Mari Laughlen .... assistant property master
Francis Livingston .... on-set carpenter
Tony Mainelli .... head carpenter (as Anthony Mainelli)
Tania McGowan .... trainee assistant art director
Matt Middleton .... second assistant art director
H. Nancy Pak .... art department coordinator
Reet Puhm .... key scenic artist
Paul Renaut .... second lead set dresser
Gilliane Russell .... stand-by painter
Douglas Slater .... assistant art director (as Doug Slater)
Richard M. Snider .... key greensperson (as Richard Snider)
Matt Wladyka .... lead set dresser
Traceley Young .... assistant head carpenter
Jonathan Davis .... art apprentice (uncredited)
Vic Rigler .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Dan Wladyka .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Barney Cabral .... supervising adr editor
Gavin Coford .... boom operator
Richard Dwan Jr. .... supervising dialogue editor
Henry Embry .... sound mixer
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stanley Johnston)
Michael Kreple .... foley mixer (as Michael S. Kreple)
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... sound designer
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist (as Gabe Serrano)
Ron Stermac .... cable puller
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin A. Zimmerman)
David Hingorany .... sound mix engineer (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recording engineer (uncredited)
Scott Sanders .... additional sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Shubha Dasgupta .... special effects technician (as Shuba Dasgupta)
Brenda Klassen .... special effects key
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
John Poulter .... special effects technician
Marcus Rait .... special effects supervisor
Ray Comiso .... special effects (uncredited)
Guy Louis XVI .... prop maker: high realism eyes (uncredited)
Shane Million .... special effects office coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Brown .... visual effects supervisor (as Christopher 'CB' Brown)
Jeremy Nicolaides .... compositing supervisor
 
Stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Beauchamp .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Sam Bojin .... rigging electric best boy (as Samuel Bojin)
Don Caulfield .... electrician
Tim Davis .... video assist operator
Heather Donald .... camera loader
Howard Galbraith .... best boy electric
Michael Galbraith .... gaffer
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician
George Kraychyk .... still photographer (as George Kraychik)
Edward Lipscombe .... best boy rigging grip
Walter Lipscombe .... rigging grip
Rod MacNeil Jr. .... electrician
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Jason McGowan .... dolly grip
Tim Merkel .... camera operator: "a" camera
Joseph Micomonaco .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian Montague .... generator operator: base cxamp
Malcolm Nefsky .... best boy grip
Ken Pickett .... best boy grip
Michael Plant .... generator operator
Peter Schalakowskyj .... grip
Tom Starnes .... rigging gaffer
Richard Teodorczyk .... grip
Marko Willis .... grip (as Marco Willis)
 
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting associate (as Luisa Cabiddu)
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Emerald Goldsmith .... casting associate: Toronto
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Jennifer Markowitz .... casting associate: Toronto (as Jen Markowitz)
Hollie Meyer .... casting assistant
Stephanie Stenta .... casting associate: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... costume buyer
Gerri Gillan .... costume co-designer
Susan MacLeod .... wardrobe set supervisor
Susan Nycz .... costume truck supervisor
Linda Petty .... costume supervisor
Michele Harney .... extras wardrobe coordinator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Diane Brunjes Robb .... first assistant editor: Toronto (as Diane Brunjes)
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter: Kona Cutting
George Chavez .... color timer
Ivan Martin del Campo .... post-production assistant
Faust Pierfederici .... digital preview colorist
Pablo Prietto .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Debbie Holland .... colorist (uncredited)
Rui Martins .... telecine operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Darius Campo .... musician: violin
Kevin Connoly .... musician: violin
Anthony Cooke .... musician: cello
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Greg Dennen .... score recordist
Thomas Diener .... musician: viola
Andrew Duckles .... musician: viola
Steve Erdody .... musician: cello
Nina Evthuhov .... musician: violin
Lorez Gamma .... musician: violin
Christy Gerhart .... music executive: SKE
Julie Gigante .... musician: violin (as Julie Ann Gigante)
David Giuli .... music copyist (as dave Giuli)
Endre Granat .... musician: violin
Bonnie Greenberg .... executive in charge of music: SKE
Jennifer Hammond .... orchestrator
Joel Iwataki .... music score mixer
Jim Kanter .... musician: clarinet (as James Kanter)
Dennis Karmazyn .... musician: cello
Bryan Lawson .... music editor (as Bryan Elliott Lawson)
Bryan Lawson .... music producer (as Bryan Elliott Lawson)
Mike Nowak .... conductor
David Parmeter .... musician: bass
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Shanti D. Randall .... musician: viola (as Shanti Randall)
Ryan Robinson .... scoring engineer
Ken Rosser .... musician: whistler
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Rich Ruttenberg .... musician: piano (as Richard Ruttenberg)
Neil Samples .... musician: violin
George Kim Scholes .... musician: cello
Sarah Thornblade .... musician: violin
Kevin Tiernan .... assistant to composer
David Torn .... music producer
David Torn .... musician: voice, guitars
Michael Valerio .... musician: bass
David Walther .... musician: viola
Michael C. Watts .... musician: accordion
Roger Wilkie .... musician: violin
Robert Wolff .... pro tools operator
Sam Zeines .... assistant music editor
Christine Bergren .... music licensing (uncredited)
Ryan Gaines .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Booker White .... head of music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Brown .... driver
John Brunt .... driver
Mike Doyle .... driver (as Michael Doyle)
Lorne Frederick .... driver
Tom MacNeil .... driver: sets
Jennifer Mccormack .... driver: honeywagon
Frank Mizzi .... transportation captain
Bruce Raymer .... driver
Carl Severin .... transportation co-captain
Evan Siegel .... picture vehicle captain
Rohan Singh .... driver: sets
William L. Tataryn .... Exclusive Driver: Ryan Gosling (as William Tataryn)
Mark Van Alstyne .... transportation coordinator
Joe Vechiola .... driver
Brad Winans .... driver
Ian C. Harris .... daily driver (uncredited)
Jason McCormack .... driver: second honeywagon (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Braden Aftergood .... assistant: Mr. Cameron, Los Angeles
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Drazen Baric .... location scout
Coralie Brady .... assistant location manager
Karly Brown .... assistant bianco wrangler
James Burton .... craft service provider
David M. Chisholm .... production coordinator
Stephanie Chris .... office production assistant
Thomas Cobb .... main title designer: The Thomas Cobb Group
Tracy Fedak .... second assistant accountant
Richard Hughes .... location manager
Craig Jackson .... assistant location manager
Joanne Jackson .... production accountant
Vanessa King .... stand-in
Cassandra Lammerding .... location production assistant
Kyle Limkilde .... stand-in: Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Rosalie Mackintosh .... key wrangler: "Bianca"
Eric Macmillan .... set medic coordinator (as Eric MacMillan)
Dino Mangos .... location production assistant
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
Susan Starre McKibbin .... payroll accountant (as Susan McKibbin)
John McLeod .... stand-in
John Mendes .... assistant location manager
Robert Morse .... stand-in
Lee Anne Muldoon .... publicist
Anna Nguyen Hubert .... third assistant accountant (as Anna Nguyen)
Jamie Oliver .... client services
Stacia Peters .... assistant: Mr. Gillespie & Mr. Cameron
Michelle M. Robeson .... production secretary
Fiona Robinson .... office production assistant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Todd Shannon Jr. .... water safety
Michelle K. Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Drew Taylor .... location production assistant: second unit, Japan
Carolyn Trott .... on-set medic
Ray Young .... craft service provider
Joshua Deighton .... production executive (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Bill Hong .... operator: camera car/insert car (uncredited)
Richie Kawamoto .... production coordinator: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (uncredited)
Mark Moore .... location scout (uncredited)
Bob Tennent .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
Andrew Whiteside .... on-set satellite internet technician (uncredited)
Greg Whiteside .... on-set satellite internet technician (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Cristine Rose .... special thanks
Hallie Rose .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related content
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106 min
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Trivia:
To help Ryan Gosling stay in character, the real doll was treated like an actual person, as is done by the characters in the movie. She was dressed privately in her own trailer and was only present for scenes that she was in.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the party, when the host puts on a vinyl record, she drops the needle on the first track on the side. But the song that comes out of the speakers is "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), which is the last song on the Talking Heads album, "Speaking in Tongues." As the last track, it would appear closest to the center of the album, rather than at the outside edge where the needle is placed. In fact, it has never appeared as the lead-off track on any vinyl album.See more »
Quotes:
Gus:Pretend that she's real? I'm just not gonna do it.
Dagmar:She is real.
Gus:Well...
Dagmar:She's right out there.
Gus:Right, right, I get that, but I'm just not gonna, you know...
Dagmar:You won't be able to change his mind, anyway. Bianca's in town for a reason.
Gus:But - but...
Dagmar:It's not really a choice.
Karin:Okay. Okay, all right, we'll do it, whatever it takes.
Gus:Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. And everyone's gonna laugh at him.
[...]
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75 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
'Being There' for a new generation., 2 October 2007
Author: Joel-Steven from United States

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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