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
In the scene where Lars is reading to Bianca, he is reading from "Don Quixote," whose main character also has delusions. See more »
When Mrs. Gruner tells Lars that Bianca would like to volunteer at the hospital, she mentions that the bald children would love Bianca. That would lead one to think they must be children with cancer. However, later when we see Bianca at the hospital, the children she is "reading" to aren't bald. There is a lady doing sign language in the corner, and she encourages the children to mimic a telephone sound. This implies that the children are deaf. See more »
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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