Friday, June 6, 2008

Loving Lars (And The Real Girl)

It sounds ridiculous - sweet, socially inept Lars Lindstrom (The Notebook's Ryan Gosling) meets a girl online, and brings her home to meet his family. Bianca is gorgeous - flawless, even - and well, so she should be. She is a doll, a Real Doll, anatomically correct from head to ... toe and crafted to Lars' every specification.

Wide open for the cheapest of one trick chuckles, instead Lars And The Real Girl is a quirky, gorgeous film that's equal parts laugh out loud funny and softly unsettling. I haven't loved a film this much in a very long time...