Lars and the Real Girl - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lars and the Real Girl Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
April 22, 2016
For a premise with such lurid possibilities, Lars and the Real Girl is actually a sweet little comedy of romantic delusion and communal affection...
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 8, 2011
Sweet, sad and funny...an entertaining fable about the phenomenon of socially crippled singles. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 26, 2009
A delusional but sweet psychological drama about a young man treated for a bizarre delusional disorder with unconditional love.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 10, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 9, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 25, 2008
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 9, 2008
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Marc Fennell
Triple J
June 8, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
June 5, 2008
The story may sound intolerably precious, but 'Lars and the Real Girl' is disarmingly sweet and quietly affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 21, 2008
Lars and the Real Girl proves love is blind - and it can be inanimate as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
April 11, 2008
A charmingly improbable and delicately emotionally nuanced Capraesque fable about the healing power of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2008
a strange flick
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 6, 2008
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.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 26, 2008
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
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
March 20, 2008
A strangely affecting romance with real heart - and another sign that Gosling is one of the best young actors around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Williams
Little White Lies
March 20, 2008
Sweet and honest, but not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
February 28, 2008
while without question funny at times (and sad at others), [it is] never mocking, degrading or lewd - a true miracle for a film about one man's relationship with a sex doll
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Don't let the movie's premise turn you off to what is one of the most affirming, gratifying films you'll see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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