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Lars and the Real Girl
Lars (Ryan Gosling) and Gus (Paul Schneider) are the grown children of a father who died recently and a mother who died giving birth to Lars. But as brothers, they couldn't be more different. While Gus lives in the family home and has a loving wife (Emily Mortimer) and a child on the way, Lars leads a more reclusive existence in the family's garage, hiding in plain sight of his small, wintry hometown. Painfully shy and eccentric, Lars fails to recognize that his co-worker Margo (Kelli Garner) has a major crush on him, and he picks up on a casual reference made by his cubicle mate, who… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Under Mr. Gillespie's admirably directed seriousness of tone, the performers, particularly Mr. Gosling, Ms. Mortimer, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Clarkson, Ms. Gardner and Mr. Reid, never miss a beat."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A sweet little fable about how a delusional man-child is helped by the loving ministrations of his family and community, the kind of throwback flick where human nature is seen as inherently good -- a notion so quaint that it feels damn near buoyant."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Lars And The Real Girl is a film without compare, about as far removed from conventional comedy as it's possible to be."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"A delusional but sweet psychological drama about a young man treated for a bizarre delusional disorder with unconditional love."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's certainly not a bad movie, but not everything it could've been."
‑ Marc Fennell, ABC News (Australia)
"...we're surprised to find that it's possible to feel a real emotional attachment to an anatomically correct girl made of quality plastic."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"Initially sounds perverted but ends up being just the opposite."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Sweet, sad and funny...an entertaining fable about the phenomenon of socially crippled singles. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Overall, an imperfect gem. In its successful attempt to go for the heart, "Lars and the Real Girl" stumbles a bit. I would have cast Michael Cera in the lead role."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"This script by Nancy Oliver (Six Feet Under) is a delicate, bittersweet, and often sad story of a lost, fragile man and the people who love him."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"Lars and the Real Girl remains suspended somewhere between perversity and pap, with only Gosling hinting at the mingling that might have been."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"It's the script by Nancy Oliver, the very idea of the thing, that steals your heart. Kink has never felt so sweet and decent."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Nancy Oliver's sincere, graceful script about working through grief with the help of tolerance and patience deftly avoids introducing artificial drama. And, as Lars, the reliably terrific Ryan Gosling gives a warm, earnest performance."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"No es una gran película, pero sí una historia original que logra llegar a buen puerto y hasta conmovernos. Estupenda labor de Ryan Gosling."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"A plea for compassion and understanding; its lack of the negative side of human nature almost makes it seem desperate in that regard, but overall it's deft at achieving its goal."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
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