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January 21, 2013

Netflix Pick of the Week: Lars and the Real Girl

by Mariah Schaefer

Information:

  • Independent Comedy
  • Released 2007
  • 106 minutes
  • PG-13

Directed By:

  • Craig Gillespie

Starring:

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Emily Mortimer
  • Paul Schneider
  • Patricia Clarkson
  • R.D. Reid
  • Kelli Garner
  • Nancy Beatty

This extremely touching comedy not only provides the viewer with great laughs but also gives the viewer a new outlook on life. Lars and the Real Girl takes place in a small northern town and follows the life of Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling), a shy man who isn’t very good at interacting with others. He buys a life-size doll on the Internet and introduces her to his brother Gus (Paul Schneider) and sister-in-law Karin (Emily Mortimer) as his girlfriend, Bianca. Worried about Lars, Gus and Karin talk to a doctor about Lars’s condition. The doctor says that Lars is delusional, and the only way for him to possibly get better is if the whole town goes along with Lars’s delusion.

Watch the movie here.

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