I watched the movie "Lars and the Real Girl" this weekend and it's awesome. first of all, ryan gosling does an excellent job, as does the whole cast. The film was really clean and sort of down to earth, like a real look into a family without all the added drama and plot twists usually thrown in to some drama. Along the lines of Junebug actually.
Lars is this quiet guy who lives next to his brother and sisterinlaw who are wanting to set him up, but he's too shy, and then he orders this girl online. He becomes delusional and so everyone acts as if she's real to sort of help him try and get over it. Man what a great flick, I was thinking about this guy, like why he was shy, and all the other issues, and then through the whole thing making him and his brother deal with family stuff and each other a little bit.
I also really like the part of the married brother and wife. It really made me think about the difference of living with a guy a girl someday, like the way the brother moves over to the couch to snuggle up to the wife for some comfort, there was something about that scene very much made me want to be with a woman not a man. I wondered if there are some sort of things that only a woman or man could give, the whole gay straight thing etc...
Of course the other thing about he movie is how lonely Lars is and how ridiculous his situaion is, and you see him sort of suffering and realizing it and feeling the pain of still being single etc.... I was thinking he is emotionally substituting with a fake doll, and whether I'm living in limbo substituting with porn. well better that than -- [ED. No worse than...] a straight or gay guy who substitutes with random hookups I guess.
has anyone seen the movie? any comment? otherwise, put it on your rental list some night for a really good light film.