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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 November 2007 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lars Lindstrom
... Karin
... Gus
R.D. Reid ... Reverend Bock
... Margo
Nancy Beatty ... Mrs. Gruner
... Mr. Hofstedtler
Joe Bostick ... Mr. Shaw
Liz Gordon ... Mrs. Schindler
... Mrs. Petersen
... Dagmar
... Cindy
... Kurt
Billy Parrott ... Erik
Sally Cahill ... Deb
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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 | Romance

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

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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lars y la chica real  »

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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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Ryan Gosling brought in a "Talking Heads" cassette to play in the party scene, because he thought it would be cool for the scene. See more »

Goofs

The version of the Talking Heads song "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" played at the party was never released on vinyl. The version played in the film is a live version recorded for the Stop Making Sense album but only appears on a Special Edition CD released many years later. See more »

Quotes

Dagmar: Sometimes I get so lonely I forget what day it is, and how to spell my name.
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Referenced in Conan: Quoth the Hipster, 'Whatevermore.' (2011) See more »

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All Around Me
Written by Jack Maher
Performed by Feed the Kitty
Courtesy of War of Art Records
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Wonderful
12 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

My wife and I went to see this on by birthday, and I was expecting it to be sorta quirky and off beat. I was surprised to find that this was a touching and humorous relationship-driven drama.

As already accounted here, Ryan Gosling gave a performance that many MANY of the popular actors could only DREAM of. He was brilliant, and his portrayal of Lars covered so many emotional dynamics.

However, I am going to write about Paul Schneider, who played Lars' brother, Gus. He was so subtle and funny, so spot on! His side-arc concerning being the older brother in a troubled family. . . just genius.

I would recommend this movie to everyone.


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