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26 July 2008 @ 02:32 pm
Lars and the Real Girl  
Sean and I watched Lars and the Real Girl last night. It is the cutest movie. (Sean would say it is the creepiest/weirdest/oddest/most dysfunctional movie ever.) Lars is the shyest, most socially awkward guy on the planet. Touching people literally causes him pain. But love comes to all, and to Lars it comes in the form of Bianca, a real doll. From the moment she arrives on his doorstep he starts bringing her around town, introducing her to his family and co-workers. Since Bianca, according to Lars, is very religious (in fact, she's a missionary with nurse's training) she stays at his brother's house in the guest room, while Lars lives in the garage. Naturally, Lars' family is concerned, but the family doctor suggests that the best thing they can do for him is let him live out his delusion that Bianca is a real woman. As the whole town participates in the pretense, Lars begins to come out of his shell and interact with the world around him.

It was sweet. It was sad. It was cute. It was funny. I thought it was FANTASTIC. Sean thought it was WEIRD.

Check it out!

~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on July 27th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
looks pretty interesting to me! :D dvd?
fashion_piranhafashion_piranha on July 27th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I think it must've come out on DVD fairly recently. Netflix it! Or even buy it.
Suzik00kaburra on July 27th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Whoops, forgot to switch journals. My bad!
kerokerotab on July 27th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
We saw that in the theaters last year and it was so funny. I had never heard of it, but sean did so that's how we got to see it. Glad you like it!
creatorpunksaturn on July 27th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
I saw it a few weeks back and LOVED IT! My boyfriend fell asleep. :(
oilofjoyoilofjoy on July 28th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh yes, I loved this movie!!
A wandering fellow on the long road: Blue wingstsarina on August 14th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
I just watched this movie a few days ago. It was one of the most interesting depictions of someone with a mental health problem as the delusion with Bianca wasn't played for mockery nor was Lars scary or violent. I loved how hard everyone was trying to bring Lars into their world, to give him the life he craved.