One of the cutest moments in the history of film. Also, Kelli Garner… MARRY ME!
Rewatched Lars and the Real Girl this week and I just had to do a write up on this fantastic movie.
The basic gist of the movie is that a delusional young man creates a relationship with a life sized doll he orders on the internet. That sounds like the start of a terrible comedy, but this movie doesn’t use that premise just to get a bunch of easy, cheap laughs. Amazingly, they find a way to create a dramedy that touches on our relationships with other people.
The cast is absolutely fantastic. Ryan Gosling is Ryan Gosling, no need to explain why he was great in this movie lol. I LOVE Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Paul Schneider, and Kelli Garner in this movie too though. Mortimer plays the more understanding side to Schneider’s (at first) more crass nature. Why are the only roles Patricia Clarkson seems to get are the “wacky mom” roles? She’s an AMAZING actress! And Kelli Garner, how adorable is this girl? Pretty funny seeing her be so sweet in this movie because she was 100% BITCH in the movie Thumbsucker hahaha. I love how subtly the film dealt with each of the characters. You find out little details that inform you of each character’s M.O. and how they view the situation.
I just really dig that this movie didn’t take the easy way out and say that Lars was fucking crazy and instead they delved into the psychology of the situation and what would push a man to do the things Lars did.
If you haven’t seen Lars and the Real Girl, I would highly recommend it. To really get into what I want to talk about I have to get into spoilers which I’ll leave after the “read more” break. If you haven’t seen it, go see it and hopefully you’ll come back and read what I have to say about the movie, cheers!Read more