• PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Craig Gillespie
    In Theaters:
    Oct 12, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 15, 2008
  • MGM/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

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Lars and the Real Girl Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Lars And The Real Girl is a film without compare, about as far removed from conventional comedy as it's possible to be.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2012
Andrea Gronvall
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2011
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Sweet, sad and funny...an entertaining fable about the phenomenon of socially crippled singles. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

May 8, 2011
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Nancy Oliver's sincere, graceful script about working through grief with the help of tolerance and patience deftly avoids introducing artificial drama. And, as Lars, the reliably terrific Ryan Gosling gives a warm, earnest performance.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2010
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Overall, an imperfect gem. In its successful attempt to go for the heart, "Lars and the Real Girl" stumbles a bit. I would have cast Michael Cera in the lead role.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 10, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

No es una gran película, pero sí una historia original que logra llegar a buen puerto y hasta conmovernos. Estupenda labor de Ryan Gosling.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2008

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2008
Marc Fennell
ABC News (Australia)

It's certainly not a bad movie, but not everything it could've been.

Full Review Source: ABC News (Australia)

August 31, 2008
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

This script by Nancy Oliver (Six Feet Under) is a delicate, bittersweet, and often sad story of a lost, fragile man and the people who love him.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

August 25, 2008
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

A plea for compassion and understanding; its lack of the negative side of human nature almost makes it seem desperate in that regard, but overall it's deft at achieving its goal.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

June 9, 2008
Marc Fennell
Triple J

It's a movie driving in neutral. It never really gets as clever, as emotional or as funny as I wanted it too.

Full Review Source: Triple J | Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2008
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

The story may sound intolerably precious, but 'Lars and the Real Girl' is disarmingly sweet and quietly affecting.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 5, 2008
Christian Toto
Washington Times

Lars and the Real Girl proves love is blind - and it can be inanimate as well.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2008

a strange flick

| Original Score: 3.5/5

April 9, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

A kind of Invasion Of The Silicone Body Snatchers, this weirdly affecting tall tale is about a loony guy and his entire delusional small town falling in PG love with a certainly not politically correct but irrefutably anatomically correct, well, sex doll.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

April 6, 2008
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Urban Cinefile

This charmer of a film is one that you will never forget. It's funny, overtly moving and uplifting. I want to see it again

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 26, 2008
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine

A strangely affecting romance with real heart - and another sign that Gosling is one of the best young actors around.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

March 20, 2008
Jonathan Williams
Little White Lies

Sweet and honest, but not much more.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2008

Boston Phoenix
November 17, 2011

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Sydney Morning Herald
March 28, 2008

BBC.com
March 25, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 27, 2007
Leonard Maltin
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October 19, 2007

Screen International
September 22, 2007
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