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Lars and the Real Girl ()


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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 34 nominations.
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Lars Lindstrom
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Karin
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Gus
R.D. Reid ...
Reverend Bock
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Margo
Nancy Beatty ...
Mrs. Gruner
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Mr. Hofstedtler
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Mr. Shaw
Liz Gordon ...
Mrs. Schindler
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Mrs. Petersen
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Dagmar
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Cindy
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Kurt
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Erik
Sally Cahill ...
Deb
Angela Vint ...
Sandy
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Laurel
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Russell
Darren Hynes ...
Moose
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Hector
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Nelson
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Baxter
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Jerry
Aurora Browne ...
Lisa
Alec McClure ...
Steve
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Nurse Amy
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Holly
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Victoria
Aaron Ferguson ...
Choir Member #1
Danna Howe ...
Choir Member #2
Annabelle Torsein ...
Choir Member #3
Tim Blake ...
Choir Member #4
Torquil Colbo ...
Choir Member #5
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kari-Michael Helava ...
A Father (uncredited)

Directed by

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Craig Gillespie

Written by

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Nancy Oliver ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sarah Aubrey ... producer
Peter Berg ... executive producer
Whitney Brown ... executive producer
John Cameron ... producer
Mark Cartier ... development executive
William Horberg ... executive producer
Sidney Kimmel ... producer
Bruce Toll ... executive producer

Music by

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David Torn

Cinematography by

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Adam Kimmel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tatiana S. Riegel

Editorial Department

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Russell Bishop ... digital colorist
Diane Brunjes ... first assistant editor: Toronto
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)

Casting By

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Robin D. Cook
Richard Hicks
David Rubin

Production Design by

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Arvinder Grewal ... (as Arv Greywal)

Art Direction by

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Joshu de Cartier ... (as Joshu De Cartier)

Set Decoration by

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Steve Shewchuk

Costume Design by

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Kirston Leigh Mann

Makeup Department

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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

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Eric Bergman ... post-production supervisor
Whitney Brown ... production manager
James Fraser ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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)
Robert S. Smith ... carpenter
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

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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 ... re-recording mixer (as Stanley Johnston)
Michael Kreple ... foley mixer (as Michael S. Kreple)
Travis MacKay ... adr recordist
Nick Neutra ... foley supervisor
Jordan O'Neill ... dts sound mastering engineer
Rick Owens ... foley artist
Ken S. Polk ... 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

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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

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Chris Brown ... visual effects supervisor (as Christopher 'CB' Brown)
Jeremy Nicolaides ... compositing supervisor

Stunts

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Branko Racki ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Luisa Cabbidu ... extras casting associate (as Luisa Cabiddu)
Joe Cappelletti ... adr voice casting
Emerald Goldsmith ... casting associate: Toronto
Zameret Kleiman ... extras casting
Hollie Lee ... casting assistant (as Hollie Meyer)
Jennifer Markowitz ... casting associate: Toronto (as Jen Markowitz)
Stephanie Stenta ... casting associate: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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)

Location Management

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Drazen Baric ... location scout
Coralie Brady ... assistant location manager
Richard Hughes ... location manager
Craig Jackson ... assistant location manager
Cassandra Lammerding ... location production assistant
Dino Mangos ... location production assistant
John Mendes ... assistant location manager
Drew Taylor ... location production assistant: second unit, Japan
Mark Moore ... location scout (uncredited)
Bob Tennent ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Spring Aspers ... music supervisor
Darius Campo ... musician: violin
Kevin Connolly ... musician
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) / score 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 / musician: voice, guitars
Greg Upton ... composer and performer: original music
Michael Valerio ... musician: bass
David Walther ... musician: viola
Mike Watts ... musician: accordion (as Michael C. Watts)
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

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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

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Braden Aftergood ... assistant: Mr. Cameron, Los Angeles
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
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
Dennis Davidson ... International publicity consultants
Tracy Fedak ... second assistant accountant
Joanne Jackson ... production accountant
Vanessa King ... stand-in
Kyle Limkilde ... stand-in: Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Michael J. Linowes ... legal counsel
Rose Lister ... first assistant accountant
Rosalie Mackintosh ... key wrangler: "Bianca"
Eric Macmillan ... set medic coordinator (as Eric MacMillan)
Susan Marucci ... script supervisor
Susan Starre McKibbin ... payroll accountant (as Susan McKibbin)
John McLeod ... stand-in
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
Carolyn Trott ... on-set medic
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS Service Provider: Inspired Image Picture Company
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)
Daniel Villagomez ... credits administrator (uncredited)
Andrew Whiteside ... on-set satellite internet technician (uncredited)
Greg Whiteside ... on-set satellite internet technician (uncredited)

Thanks

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Cristine Rose ... special thanks
Hallie Rose ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines The search for true love begins outside the box See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lars et l'amour en boîte (Canada, French title)
  • Une fiancée pas comme les autres (France)
  • Lars und die Frauen (Germany)
  • Lars y una chica de verdad (Spain)
  • Lars y la chica real (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $90,418, 14 Oct 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $11,293,523, 29 Mar 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia The scene where Lars and Bianca are about to enter the party was entirely improvised by Ryan Gosling (Lars). Another was when he performed CPR on Margo's teddy bear. See more »
Goofs At the first dinner with Lars and Bianca, the glass of milk Lars is drinking suddenly appears on the opposite side of his plate when he begins cutting Bianca's food. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Elizabeth: The Golden Age/Lars and the Real Girl/Sleuth/We Own the Night/My Kid Could Paint That (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Sorry See more »
Crazy Credits Bianca Wrangler See more »
Quotes Lars Lindstrom: [to Bianca, after she is given flowers] Those are nice, huh? And they're not real, so they'll last forever.
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