Meanwhile, an older woman at church, Mrs. Instead, a handful of complex and human characters do what they think is best for someone they care about while struggling with the potential consequences of abetting his delusion. He realizes that even without her, he has an entire community of people that will stand by him and love him. Storyline: In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. Lars feels safe with Bianca because she cannot injure him.
Her prognosis isn't good, and Lars announces Bianca would like to be brought home. After much soul-searching, the community agrees to accept Bianca as a real woman. Due to their acceptance of Bianca, Lars soon finds himself interacting more with people. But as brothers, they couldn't be more different. At work, he takes notice of Margo, and when she reveals she has broken up with her boyfriend, Lars agrees to go bowling with her while Bianca attends a school board meeting. In this case he is. His brother Paul Schneider and sister-in-law Emily Mortimer worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed.
As time passes, Lars begins to introduce Bianca as his girlfriend to his co-workers and various townspeople. In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. His brother Paul Schneider and sister-in-law Emily Mortimer worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. He is very introverted, having a great fear of interacting or allowing anyone to get close to him.
Unknowingly, Lars is using a process of innate self-healing. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. Whether knowingly or just intuitively, he mimics the ways in which we often muddle through transitions in life, moving forward only reluctantly and lashing out whenever confronted with our inability to deal with uncertainty and change. A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize.
Lars finally allows, in his mind, Bianca to get very sick and die. Despite his feeling of being a complete outsider, Lars does have a great family and community that loves him and is willing to help him. Consider also the way in which practically every conversation in Lars and the Real Girl is littered with innocent double entendres. People don't take it into consideration and think he is fooled, even his brother. At first, the family and community is very thrown off by the sight of Lars treating a doll like a real person. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved.
As the movie goes on we learn that Lars is somewhat of a loner, avoiding persistent attempts by his sister-in-law to invite him to dinner. After Bianca is buried, Lars and Margo linger at the gravesite and, having come to terms with past traumas, ready to accept adult responsibilities, and filled with newfound self-confidence, he asks her if she would like to take a walk with him, an invitation she happily accepts. . Made by movie fans, for movie fans. Director By: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R. So Lars orders a doll, whom he names Bianca, and begins treating her with utmost gentlemanly respect -- and as though she's his real-life, flesh-and-blood girlfriend. Because everyone around him recognizes Bianca as a real woman, Lars is able to begin to deal with his issues.
Concerned about his mental health, they convince Lars to take Bianca to Dagmar, the family doctor who is also a psychologist. Gruner Nancy Beatty tries in vain to get Lars to seek out romance, and the new girl at work, Margo played by an uncharacteristically mousy Kelli Garner , tries in vain to get Lars to seek out her in particular. Increasingly pregnant and already innately maternal, Karin repeatedly tries in vain to get Lars to come over for dinner. Lars and the Real Girl is, in a word, restrained. Painfully shy and eccentric, Lars fails to recognize that his co-worker Margo Kelli Garner has a major crush on him, and he picks up on a casual reference made by his cubicle mate, who mentions a website where you can order life-sized, anatomically correct sex dolls.
His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. Gus and Karin suggest Lars and Bianca join them for a visit to the lake. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. Lars has now ordered a real-live looking doll from the internet, and introduces her to his family and community as his girlfriend, Bianca. His pregnant sister-in-law Karin's persistent attempts to lure him into the house for a family meal are usually rebuffed, and on the rare occasions he accepts, their conversation is stilted and he seems eager to leave as soon as he can.
The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. Meanwhile, the people who interact with him are repeatedly saying things in place of something else, something similar but not strictly the same, something that has a literal meaning to Lars but a deeper more resonant meaning to everyone else. He performs his day to day tasks as rituals to make it through the work day and get back to his apartment where he can be alone. For his part, Lars is using fantasy to come at something sideways, instead of head on. Lars and the Real Girl was written by Six Feet Under scribe Nancy Oliver and directed by Mr. This relationship with Bianca makes it easier for him to comfortably be around others.
Though it repeatedly presents scenarios that any reasonable person would assume could only be played for laughs, it never really gives in to the impulse to make an easy joke. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. This is the kind of movie that incorporates a change of season into the mise-en-scène as a metaphorical device. Lars Lindtrom couldn't find his dreaming woman in the real world so he decide to buy a sex doll and lives with it. Lars and the Real Girl is a movie that wants you to be happy and that feels pretty confident — you know, not annoyingly confident, more like reasonably self-assured — that it could make you happy. She urges Gus and Karin to assist with Lars' therapy by treating Bianca as if she were a real woman.