Lars and the Real Girl Reviews

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August 23, 2018
Lars and the Real Girl not only wimps out but has also, at its heart, a fake doll that may be the least fake thing in it.
January 11, 2018
The film is often very funny. The acting is first-class, especially Gosling, who never patronises his character.
November 18, 2011
May 13, 2009
March 20, 2008
A strangely affecting romance with real heart - and another sign that Gosling is one of the best young actors around.
March 20, 2008
Sweet and honest, but not much more.
February 22, 2008
While the film pulls a few punches, its off-kilter sweetness is as inoffensive and likable as a tepid cup of cocoa.
November 15, 2007
Under Mr. Gillespie's admirably directed seriousness of tone, the performers, particularly Mr. Gosling, Ms. Mortimer, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Clarkson, Ms. Gardner and Mr. Reid, never miss a beat.
November 3, 2007
...we're surprised to find that it's possible to feel a real emotional attachment to an anatomically correct girl made of quality plastic.
November 2, 2007
Lars and the Real Girl remains suspended somewhere between perversity and pap, with only Gosling hinting at the mingling that might have been.
November 2, 2007
A sweet little fable about how a delusional man-child is helped by the loving ministrations of his family and community, the kind of throwback flick where human nature is seen as inherently good -- a notion so quaint that it feels damn near buoyant.
October 26, 2007
Initially sounds perverted but ends up being just the opposite.
October 26, 2007
It's the script by Nancy Oliver, the very idea of the thing, that steals your heart. Kink has never felt so sweet and decent.
October 26, 2007
The most poignant, well-acted and weirdly funny movie you'll see this year.
October 26, 2007
Both hilarious and poignant, with a Capraesque humanity that caught me completely off guard.
October 26, 2007
This movie's premise is high concept and would be easy to dismiss were the film not so flawlessly executed.
October 26, 2007
Manages to be — yes — sweet and sincere without ever tipping over either into saccharine schmaltz on the one hand or grossout territory on the other.
October 25, 2007
Sweet, moving and heartfelt aren't necessarily the first words that come to mind when describing the tender tale of a young man and his sex doll, yet all three apply to Lars and the Real Girl.
October 22, 2007
Often howlingly funny, and the actors are a treat.
October 20, 2007
The movie is convinced that its man-loves-mannequin premise is uplifting, when actually it's just kinda gross.
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