Lars and the Real Girl (PG)

Lars and the Real Girl is a comedy-drama film written by Nancy Oliver and directed by Craig Gillespie.

It stars Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner and Patricia Clarkson. The film follows Lars (Gosling), a sweet yet quirky, socially inept young man, who develops a romantic relationship with an anatomically correct sex doll, a “RealDoll” named Bianca, and the story of how his older brother (Schneider), his brother’s wife (Mortimer), and the rest of the small town grow to accept and welcome Bianca into the community for Lars’ sake, not realizing that she would touch all of their lives in such a profound way.

While the premise of this film sounds risque, it definitely is anything but. This is a tender-hearted film about community, compassion and love,  and is a film that encourages us to look beyond the surface when we are dealing with people.

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