Lars and the Real Girl  

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Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of what is almost solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his brother Gus and his wife Karen and they are stunned. They don't know what to say to Lars or Bianca--because she is a life-size doll, not a real person and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor Dagmar who explains this is a delusion he's created--for what reason she doesn't yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.

When I first saw the commercials, I thought this was be comedy. And it is labeled as one. However after watching it, I would say it's more drama. There are funny parts in it though.

So we have Lars, this really shy guy. He doesn't do much. Just works and then stays in the garage where he lives. It's on his brother and sister in law's property. His sister in law is constantly trying to get him to open up.

One day he shows up at their porch saying he wants to introduce them to his girlfriend, Bianca. Turns out she's a sex doll. Gus and Karen just kind of sit there staring at Bianca not knowing what to say. Lars explains Bianca is from Brazil and she lost all her clothes. Her parents died when she was young and she's wheel chaired bound. Lars asks if Bianca can stay in the house with them. He doesn't feel it's right they share a room.

The next day they take Bianca to the doctor to make she's well. While Bianca is receiving treatment, the doctor talks to Lars. The doctor is also a shrink. She tells Lars Bianca is sick and she should visit every week. So while she's treating Bianca, she's also treating Lars. The doctor later tells Karen and Gus that there is nothing wrong with Lars. Bianca was created so that Lars could work through a problem, possibly his shyness. She advises them to go along with it. They agree.

The rest of the movie shows the town accepting Bianca. She's even on the school board and reads to children. As Lars gets more invovled and leaves his shell, the sicker Bianca becomes.

I enjoyed watching this movie. I thought it was cute. If you get a chance watch this movie. Here are two clips from two parts I

I don't know, him chucking the flower and then walking/running away made me laugh.

This part I found funny and sweet. Funny because Margo was taking dude's action figures. And then he hung her bear as revenge. Which is something I can see us doing at work. Sweet because Lars brought the bear back to life.

I give this movie a B.

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Ok, this movie just looks weird now. LOL I gotta see it.

Dude I SO want to see this movie!

I wanted to see this ... but it was only playing in one obscure theatre!

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