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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.

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Nancy Oliver
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 35 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 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 »

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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 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 »

Quotes

Margo: What are you doing Friday night?
Lars Lindstrom: I have a school board meeting. Bianca got elected, so...
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Crazy Credits

Bianca Wrangler See more »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Unconventional Romance Movies (2019) See more »

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Crashing My System
Written by Nicole Cherié Saletta (as Niki Saletta) and Jimmy Harry
Performed by Nicole Cherié Saletta (as Niki Saletta)
Courtesy of Moss Entertainment/MS-Pro
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Wonderful
12 November 2007 | by garrettsorensonSee 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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lars and the Real Girl 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

Gross USA:

$5,972,884

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,293,663
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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