Lars and the Real Girl
2007 / Canada/USA / 106 min. / Colour
Director: Craig Gillespie
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
This touching North American comedy-drama is as quirky as it comes and tells the story of the relationship between the socially inept Lars and Bianca – his ‘real girl’. The only thing is that Bianca isn’t actually real but a life-size blow-up doll…What makes this film special, though, is that it isn’t salacious in anyway and how Bianca enters – and profoundly affects – the life of Lars, his family and finally their entire community is beautifully handled and makes for a compelling and believable parable.