Movie Review: Lars and the Real Girl

DKC and I watched one of the most unique romantic comedies over the weekend, but I’ve got a feeling the plot summary alone is going to turn off many of my readers. Don’t let it dissuade you! This is a movie worth watching–very funny and sweet. The movie in question? Lars and the Real Girl. The plot summary? A detached man orders a sex doll online, then pretends she’s his real life girl friend. See what I mean? It’s hard to recover after you read that bit about a sex doll. Would it help any if I said they handled her very tastefully? No, it wouldn’t–because I just used the word “handled” with “sex doll” as its direct object. Hrm . . .

Perhaps the best way I can combat any arguments is to say that DKC liked it, too. So there.

The acting was superb, and it had just the right dose of independent film spirit–not too completely quirky, but different enough that you were never sure what you were going to get. Unpredictable. What’s even scarier is the fact that I’ve read articles about people like Lars–people who really get so far gone into delusion that they start treating inanimate dolls like real people.

Anyway–I give it a strong 3.5 stars. Maybe even four, if I’m feeling particularly good. Anyone else out there seen it already? I’d appreciate some back up on this recommendation here. 🙂

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