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Lars and the Real Girl
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Lars and the Real Girl

2007
Comedy
Drama
1h 46m
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Rated 27 Aug 2008
82
76th
Walking in you'll think this will never work but by the time it finishes you can't help be captivated by Gosling making Bianca real. Not a real person but initially as a real outlet for his inadequacies and lack of human interaction. Eventually she evolves into a symbol for a community coming together in order to help Lars overcome these and reconnect with society properly. What the hell if Hanks can make a beach ball into a character Gosling can make a doll into one. Touching and humorous.
Rated 10 Sep 2018
69
59th
I can't quite see why they billed this as the greatest romance movie since Before Sunrise but it had its moments. Framing the story around a plastic lead that only has one facial expression is bold but I guess Gosling has his fans. I've honestly never been more disappointed to come here and not find a BillyShears review for a film.
Rated 03 May 2009
60
49th
The summary might be a turn off, but this is a drama that deserves to be watched: it is so smooth, shy, slow, sometimes funny, and captivating, thanks to Ryan Gosling's bright perfomance.
Rated 08 Oct 2010
80
74th
Interesting, quirky drama which cleverly makes you think about things like the nature of society, human relationships, disability, the lengths we are prepared to go to for others, and the sometimes thin line between what is real and what we pretend is. Quite a unique subject matter and a very skilfully handled story with subtly threaded themes. Fantastic performances from all the main cast but I particularly enjoyed Kelli Garner's kooky portrayal of Margo, Lars's (human) love interest.
Rated 07 Dec 2007
20
0th
I can't believe how far my view on this movie is from everyone else. Its not a matter of belief or "getting the humour", it simply a lack of craft and imagination that makes Lars one of the worse movies I've seen in years. I love Gosling, Schneider, and the concept but everything is so lifeless (painfully so) and plastic that nothing good can come out of these great things. Its the same joke ("He's its a blowup doll") with the same 2-dimensional character dragged on forever and ever. Painful
Rated 19 Jan 2009
94
95th
This delivers far more than it seems to have to offer at first glance. Expecting a screwball comedy I was treated to a deep study of compassion and companionship. Ryan Gosling proves he is a versatile actor again with this one.
Rated 08 Jun 2010
90
93rd
I didn't know what to expect when I went to see this movie; to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. However, I fell in love with the sincerity of the main character and the sympathy of the town. It was endearing without drifting too far into the soppy.
Rated 30 Aug 2008
75
65th
A fascinating and touching story about a delusional guy in a dull country town and a once more very convincing Ryan Gosling are the main ingredients of this nice movie
Rated 20 Feb 2008
79
74th
One of the best surprises of the year... Ryan Gosling is amazing as usual.
Rated 04 Dec 2011
35
39th
Doesn't live up to its premise. What could have been a funny movie plods along lifelessly with no real humour until it ends exactly how you knew it was going to. Forgettable.
Rated 17 Jan 2009
22
28th
I actually wanted to see this soooo badly. Then I got to. And I was highly disappointed. I couldn't feel for him, at all. I had nothing but anger towards this movie, especially when the whole fuckin town acts like this was okay. Retarded.
Rated 16 Feb 2009
56
29th
Sweet and offbeat but just a little too twee - seems to be set in a rosey world where everyone will happily help a socially inept weirdo out with his problems. Needs a little more bite.
Rated 27 Jul 2009
60
21st
Showing this movie to your friends is more awkward than introducing them to your 'Real Girl'. It's so... Dreadfully... slow. Real Girls are awkward and Lars is strange, the film does an excellent job at making this excruciatingly obvious. Hilarious situations unfold surprisingly slowly and unhilariously.
Rated 11 Sep 2011
80
85th
-21 points for not including Bianca with the other actors in the ending credits.
Rated 04 Jan 2008
60
42nd
If you can get past the premise (admittedly ridiculous), it's a sweet little film.
Rated 25 Sep 2023
84
92nd
If my personality is made up of literally me movie characters, then this is the cringe part. Ryan Gosling’s peak autist performance shows his tremendous range as an actor. I've never experienced cringe of this intensity in a genuinely heartfelt drama
Rated 29 Oct 2007
90
66th
An uncomfortable story, but that's not a bad thing. Amazing performances. Ryan Gosling might be the best actor working today.
Rated 02 May 2012
82
64th
Defies expectations, a very cute film
Rated 24 Nov 2008
75
85th
funny sad stupid funny interesting funny boring sad funny ... and thats just the first 5 minutes...
Rated 27 May 2014
65
42nd
A wicked concept, an intriguing character portrait and a masterful performance from Gosling. The film is compelling and even resonant at times but the plotting occasionally appears contrived, by-the-book. Ultimately, the sugary finale hardly seems to have been earned -Lars opens up several interesting possibilities and Gosling lends him humanity, but the picture as a whole only partly delivers.
Rated 20 Oct 2007
95
93rd
An absolutely delightful, real-world allegory about kindness, acceptance, and generosity of spirit. Great performances from everyone involved; Most notably, Paul Schneider as Gosling's incredulous and conflicted brother... This years LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE...
Rated 19 Jul 2009
80
56th
A fascinating movie that effortlessly switches from funny to heart-breaking as it progresses and features yet another unbeatable performance form Ryan Gosling. Manages to cleverly avoid the terribly obvious gags that come with a film about a man's love affair with a sexdoll.
Rated 30 Apr 2012
92
91st
Where's Gosling's Oscar?
Rated 18 Sep 2019
90
83rd
Low key drama takes a little bit to bed in, especially while the audience (in the film and real life) come to grips with the unusual central "relationship", but ultimately emerges as a powerful and moving portrait of mental illness, which neither patronises nor lionises Lars' condition. Gosling's intense and believable work is key here, with fine support work from Clarkson and an empathetic cast; Schneider is particularly good as Gosling's flummoxed brother (and audience surrogate).
Rated 24 Apr 2017
65
50th
Amazing that they pulled this off. Could have been creepy but they pulled off touching.
Rated 20 Feb 2008
75
75th
Despite its admittedly ridiculous premise, the movie manages to induce laughter and emotion, mostly due to the superb supporting performances.
Rated 18 Feb 2008
55
40th
They should have added more comedy or made the drama a bit more darker. Now there was just way too much syrup and you really didn't care what happened to the characters.
Rated 31 Mar 2011
65
42nd
I kinda feel like I should get a real girl.
Rated 01 Oct 2008
86
84th
I was really impressed by how touching it managed to be. It certainly has a lot of comedy in it, but it's more based on awkwardness than outrageousness and Lars becomes a very sympathetic character throughout the movie.
Rated 09 Aug 2008
78
65th
Quietly amusing film
Rated 18 Feb 2008
58
29th
A disappointing drama that has a message but lacks real content. A bottle of syrup with a nice etiquette.
Rated 06 Jul 2010
70
20th
A film that proves Gosling is a rising star in the film industry. It's an innocent and yet emotional journey that's worth seeing.
Rated 11 Aug 2008
75
63rd
Compelling performances and a subtely touching and hilarious screenplay in this tragic story about a love that made everyone around better persons.
Rated 16 Aug 2011
75
20th
It made me think. Not my favorite, but pretty all right.
Rated 30 May 2008
83
83rd
The best movie of it's kind since "Harvey", heartwarming, and thoughtful. Ryan Gosling gives a believable and likeable performance.
Rated 28 Jan 2010
80
42nd
Sweet minor film. Worth a look.
Rated 27 Dec 2008
35
5th
As much as I heard great things about this movie, I found it to be too slow and boring for my tastes. It does have some artistic merit, just not enough for me to get into it.
Rated 09 Apr 2008
85
69th
Brilliant, I was moved by the story and the acting.
Rated 02 Dec 2011
74
51st
Started off really good, but by the one hour mark it got a bit tedious and very unrealistic. I wish they kind of kept it in the family. The whole town getting in on it made it feel like something from the 80s. Still a decent flick.
Rated 22 Feb 2009
36
12th
What started off as a neat idea turned into the usual crap.
Rated 22 Aug 2009
70
79th
Bravo Gosling, bravo.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
80
61st
I'm very glad they went with the charming and awkwardly hilarious approach, because the basic setup for the movie sounds like a broad gross-out comedy.
Rated 10 Mar 2010
73
77th
Not what I expected, but in a good way. This is more of a sweet fable than a disturbing black comedy, and it's all the better for it. Nice to see an indie movie for a change that eschews cheap laughs and easy mocking for a fanciful parable of loneliness.
Rated 03 Jan 2010
38
14th
Just boring
Rated 24 Jul 2008
55
3rd
have to agree with commenter "lonelypanda" - the intentions of the movie are great, gosling's acting is pretty good, but the mood just doesn't come across well, the whole thing feels fake.
Rated 09 Jan 2012
83
86th
Knowing nothing about this going in definitely helped. I was not expecting it to be so kind.
Rated 10 Jul 2009
80
65th
Genuinely funny without resorting to gags, and genuinely touching without resorting to patronization. Ryan Gosling's character is clearly disturbed, but innocent and endearing.
Rated 16 Jul 2011
70
56th
A better movie than I expected. It's charming in the weirdest way possible. Gosling's character was completely believable as was the town's reaction to him. He was surprisingly sympathetic and even though I have no idea how they did it, the love story with the real girl is completely natural and totally believable. Kudos to everyone involved.
Rated 07 Dec 2013
77
67th
Gosling gives of what I have seen his greatest performance so far in a story about a delusional loner. This was funnier and more touching than I expected.
Rated 17 Jul 2009
81
86th
Surprisingly sweet and memorable. You will end up caring about the characters, which is necessary for these movies. Not as funny as people claimed.
Rated 22 Feb 2008
60
65th
I have slipped through the movie with a half grin on my face . I am not sure I will remember it in 6 months, but it is able to land on its aim as a warm town movie. Gosling is extraordinary with his carefully delivered set of mimics.
Rated 12 Jun 2014
80
78th
Top badass moment? In the same way as I've never met anyone who's admitted to voting for UKIP, I've never met anyone who's admitted to using a sex doll. However, given the number of votes and sales associated with both, I probably have unknowingly come across quite a few. So it's a pretty badass thing to take your blow-up doll girlfriend out and about with you and have conversations with her in public too. (I'm not so sure voting for UKIP is though.) No cats, chainsaws or decapitations.
Rated 27 Oct 2012
73
73rd
Exceptional performance from Gosling, & several of his support cast are worthy of note too, particuarly Clarkson & Mortimer. The whole movie has a really nice ethos & atmosphere. It's beautifully shot, well paced, funny & tragic. Gosling's relationship with Bianca is a fascinating one & the movie hinges on it well; but if there is a slight misjudgment here it has to be the portrayal of Bianca's relationship with the rest of the community. It never feels quite believable. Still, very enjoyable.
Rated 10 Apr 2011
50
14th
Faux artsy, cloyingly sentimental premise and the presence of the great Ryan Gosling do not a classic make but it sure fooled a lot of people who didn't know any better.
Rated 03 Dec 2008
81
76th
Again, an extra point for no reason in particular. This is such a sweet, innocent movie that I can't help but smile every time I watch it. Gosling striking up a relationship with an internet-order doll? Sounds like it'd turn into something vulgar or flat in an instant, but a good script and performance give this movie a certain depth that just wouldn't be expected otherwise. Fun movie. Definitely should be seen.
Rated 02 Sep 2009
82
83rd
Aw what a sweet movie. The ending was nice. I do admit that I found it really painful to watch in the beginning. Acting was great
Rated 22 Feb 2008
8
82nd
Delightfully weird. Gosling is one of the best young actors around. Quit copying my reviews bitch
Rated 19 Aug 2010
80
39th
Creative premise and really a surprise. Gosling is great here as the lonely guy looking for real love. And the "real girl" just about takes on a life of her own. Recommended!
Rated 15 Jul 2011
84
93rd
A film full of love. Sadly, I doubt a town would pull together like this in real life but nonetheless this fable warmed me cockles. One of the best indie dramas.
Rated 09 Jul 2009
55
4th
Too slow.
Rated 30 Apr 2008
80
56th
On paper the premise sounds like a wacky Farrelly brothers movie but the film actually tries to take the subject fairly seriously. For the most part it works and though it is still funny its main success is that it is a very sweet film.
Rated 10 Jul 2008
75
89th
A great film and a great performance from Gosling.
Rated 02 Mar 2009
100
97th
Love this movie. It looked weird, and it is, but the story is adorable and so is Ryan Gosling.
Rated 25 Sep 2022
70
69th
Great story, starts a comedy but then becomes a emotional drama. Great soundtrack
Rated 28 Aug 2009
85
82nd
Heartwarming and funny. Modern day Harvey. Tour de Force from Gosling. Love.
Rated 25 Mar 2010
90
82nd
Oscar for most awkward movie of 2007, and I love it. Can't believe I felt sad for a sex doll. An unexpected pleasure to watch.
Rated 14 Apr 2013
86
51st
lars and the Real girl seemed like a comedic joke when I heard about it, but it's really a good touching drama. With the right script and characters, it's a great movie. Seemed like a Nicolas Cage role, but Ryan Gosling pulled it off very well.
Rated 06 Mar 2017
75
71st
I loved how loneliness takes over Lars' life and he gets a plastic doll which is the only real representation of a human he chould show his love to. The warmhearted people of the town show their support for him by taking Bianca in and playing along. Thanks to that unconditional love by the people Lars is able to overcome his fear of human relationships and is ready to start his real adventure into real one.
Rated 08 Jan 2014
70
53rd
This will not be what you expect - ever. Throughout the movie, I was sure I knew what would happen next. I was never right - for the better of the movie. Charming. Engaging. Interesting.
Rated 21 Dec 2010
65
31st
(65 +/- 3) Movie would be improved with a more exclusive focus on one of either Drama OR Comedy. Community's degree of acceptance & accommodation = absurd. Why: do they love Lars so much/does his dependence on doll dissipate/does he end up liking Margo? WTF @ pregnant tackling?! Ending speech = "feel good family movie" cliche, replete with punny dialogue. Most negativity is presented via brother and ends up seeming shallow and one-dimensional. Hated cubicle-partner character
Rated 01 Oct 2015
76
58th
An odd but strangely enjoyable drama featuring the great acting of Ryan Gosling
Rated 18 Apr 2008
85
70th
I'm really surprised this didn't get picked up for a nationwide release. I can easily see this as a movie that everyone can enjoy. It has some of the most honest character portrayals I've seen in a long time, and should have beat out Juno for best original screenplay.
Rated 01 Apr 2011
85
92nd
Great and gripping comedy, that makes you think about how lonely people can become, or how alone maybe we are all. Well acted and made in a way that makes the absurd story credible.
Rated 26 Apr 2008
93
94th
Gosling is fantastic, and while the film suffers from being a bit overly sentimental in places, it does a nice job of walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy. It's not quite as accomplished as the similarly themed Punch-Drunk Love, but it's definitely in the ballpark. And it's hard not to enjoy how a community of people respond to the struggles of one person's life. In a world where we increasingly live in our own individual worlds, this film provides a blueprint for a better way.
Rated 19 May 2008
85
88th
The kind of film that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. It's all handled with light touch and nothing is given to you on a plate. My only sort of gripe with the film is that everybody is so nice in it. Really, how did Lars manage to get so lonely in a town full of such nice, understanding people? Anyway, it worked on me, so i can't complain.
Rated 27 Dec 2011
88
64th
Lars and the Real Girl could have easily been turned into an uproariously funny comedy with a stupid ending and schmaltzy performances all around. Luckily, screenwriter Nancy Oliver, who co-wrote many episodes of Six Feet Under, penned the script and gave this wonderful story such life and a general heartwarming quality.
Rated 23 Dec 2007
80
52nd
It works when it really shouldn't. The movie strikes an incredibly delicate balance that it maintains throughout, with much credit being given to Ryan Gosling in the lead. A very small number scenes did have me rolling my eyes at how saccharine or outlandish they were, but in the end, a very satisfying experience.
Rated 10 Jan 2008
100
98th
There is not a wasted scene is this film. Everyone, everything about it is perfect.
Rated 25 Jul 2013
71
31st
Büyük beklentiye girip izleyince her zaman olduğu gibi biraz beklentinin altına girdi film, ancak filmde yaratılan dünya o tadar tatlı ki insan oradaki tezatlığı değil, öyle bir dünyanın olup orada nasıl yaşanabileceğini düşünüyor. Soğuk, kapalı hava, abdnin belki kimse tarafından umursanmayan bir kasabası ve kendi halindelik, sanırım dünya üzerindeki cennet tasfirleri buralar.
Rated 04 Jan 2014
57
8th
Ryan Gosling as David Arquette.
Rated 11 May 2009
77
44th
Bizarre film about a man in love with his realdoll. It's all handled really well and there's a good number of laughs until you just feel sorry or disgusted by the poor guy, but it's still pretty dry a lot of the time. Worth a watch at least.
Rated 22 Nov 2023
70
66th
Props for not going for just giggles and ridiculing and staying pretty much away from cliches. It's a very optimistic and feelgood film where the protagonists act a bit sweeter than they probably would in real life. It's strange that a movie shot in Canada (bare the nature) always stands out as very glum and grey, even though in my imagination Canada is one of the happier and well organized countries in the world. I can usually spot Canadian locations by just the colors and urban environment
Rated 08 Mar 2008
60
62nd
i liked it, got a little slow towards the end and i felt the wrapping up was a little to short but overall a good movie
Rated 26 May 2012
70
53rd
Cute.
Rated 15 Jan 2012
70
67th
I liked this film. I thought Ryan Gosling and Emily Mortimer were great in it. I liked that it had amusing moments, but it didn't feel like an exploitative comedy. It explored some nice psychological elements (though not as deeply as I might've liked). It was perhaps a little silly at points, but overall I thought it was quite sweet and interesting.
Rated 24 Feb 2013
89
59th
This was a huge surprice in a very good sence. Ryan Gosling is pure genius pulling this off.
Rated 07 Jul 2013
70
80th
The fantastic acting, directing and script really made this one feel real. You may be expecting something slightly insensitive but I assure you it goes in the opposite direction of that and is a very enjoyable movie.
Rated 29 Jun 2012
7
21st
Lars and the Real Girl is about as bearable as the sigh of boredom coming from a thirteen year-old who just sat through a Chopin recital. There is nothing negative to say about the movie, but there is nothing really overwhelmingly positive to say either.
Rated 30 Oct 2018
55
8th
A bit silly, but still endearing. Emily Mortimer does a great job.
Rated 22 Jul 2009
80
91st
One of my favorites of the past few years. Gosling plays a loner who buys a Real Doll of the internet and lives under the illusion he is real. Some great supporting cast as well, helps in making this a truly moving story.
Rated 01 Nov 2008
70
60th
A touching story about a man who uses rubber to find real.
Rated 12 Feb 2013
77
66th
Could have gone wrong easily but it's told with such a sweetness to it that it pulls everything off with charm. Love the reaction shots, the actors really pulled them off.
Rated 02 Sep 2023
70
78th
didn't expect to truly want to see the whole thing. It starts a bit off putting, but the subtle acts of care and acceptance sorts of lull you into a more comfortable zone
Rated 11 Apr 2010
65
52nd
Overly contrived but fairly charming.
Rated 30 May 2008
58
37th
Meh, it was ok, but not that great.
Rated 31 Jan 2012
75
83rd
Excelente. Muy buen guion, original y atrapante. Muy buenas actuaciones y los actores muy bien elegidos para los papeles.
Rated 13 Mar 2021
75
71st
The performances were touching enough to make my eyes water, but I think I'm just too cynical to be convinced that people are that nice in real life.
Rated 11 Jan 2023
75
60th
A charming and sweet good time.
Rated 03 Jun 2013
100
95th
Exceptional in every way. Drama is top notch, as is the acting. This is a good mark on Gosling's career, not a bad one.
Rated 23 Apr 2012
80
37th
Ryan Gosling is probably the only person who could pull off this role. In fact, not only is this probably my favorite performance of his, but it definitely adds another 10 points to the score. It's a powerhouse performance. The rest of the film is truly fascinating, with some very funny scenes. The best part is the sympathy that is built for Bianca. You feel for a doll.

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