About the Film
Written by Six Feet Under scribe Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl is a heartfelt comedy starring Academy-Award nominated Ryan Gosling as Lars Lindstrom, a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he meets on the internet, to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his brother Gus and his wife Karen and they are stunned. Bianca is a life-size doll, not a real person and Lars is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor who suggests that they go along with the delusion he’s created. What follows is a delightful comedy filled with emotional warmth and human understanding.
The most completely enjoyable film around. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times