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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

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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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Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Nancy Oliver
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... Lars Lindstrom
Emily Mortimer ... Karin
Paul Schneider ... Gus
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Reverend Bock
Kelli Garner ... Margo
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Mrs. Gruner
Doug Lennox ... Mr. Hofstedtler
Joe Bostick ... Mr. Shaw
Liz Gordon Liz Gordon ... Mrs. Schindler
Nicky Guadagni ... Mrs. Petersen
Patricia Clarkson ... Dagmar
Karen Robinson ... Cindy
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Kurt
Billy Parrott ... Erik
Sally Cahill Sally Cahill ... Deb
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The search for true love begins outside the box

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lars y la chica real See more »

Filming Locations:

Alton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,418, 14 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,972,884, 6 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,293,523, 29 March 2009
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

When Lars is handed the flower after church, he has it in his right hand just before turning around to see Margo. After turning to see Margo he quickly throws it away with his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Dagmar: So, tell me about Karin. I don't know her very well.
Lars Lindstrom: Oh, she's wonderful. Gus and I are very lucky with women - she's wonderful. But she...
Dagmar: That's okay, let's find you something to read
Lars Lindstrom: No, it's just... between us?
Dagmar: Of course.
Lars Lindstrom: I'm worried about her. I think she has a little problem.
Dagmar: Oh, well, maybe you shouldn't tell me.
Lars Lindstrom: No, that's okay. It's just, and I think it's because she's insecure, it's just, she's just always trying to hug everybody. You know, some people don't like that. Some people ...
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Bianca Wrangler See more »

Connections

Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) Live Version
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and courtesy of EMI Records, LTD.
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This movie was so funny I was hurting!!!
4 July 2007 | by bradpittsbodyguardSee all my reviews

This movie was brilliantly written. I saw this film about a month ago and we were probably one of the first public to see it and I would not change a thing. Ryan, I have to say was just awesome and I can see him going to the top. This film is cleverly written and I was laughing so hard in this movie that I almost had to stand up because I was hurting. The people around me in the theater said the same thing they loved this film and this would be at the top of my Recommendation Movie List to Must See.

I won't be giving away the film but I all I can say is go see it. Kudos to the writer and director and this movie was perfectly written for Ryan.


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