Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

Ryan Gosling plays Lars with a reserved shyness that is neither gloomy nor ridiculous. Craig Gillespie directs with a kindhearted subtlety. Much credit goes to Oliver’s screenplay which doesn’t deviate into anything vulgar or sexual (and the Farrelly brothers keep coming to mind) or get bogged down into a morality lesson (Lars goes to church every Sunday). The story is handled respectfully and responsibly and it’s as much about compassion as it is about loneliness. … Continue reading…Lars And The Real Girl (2007)