Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lars and the Real Girl

Wow. This is a weird movie, but an absolutely fabulous one. It's basically about a man who falls in love with a sex toy... but it is so much more than that!

Lars is a young man who has lost both of his parents. His mother died when he was born, and his father passed away a little while back. Lars lives in the garage of his parents house, and his brother Gus and sister in law Karin live in his parents house. Karin is expecting their first child.

Lars is a hermit. He's 27 years old, and he basically goes to work and comes home. Karin is concerned about him and tries to get him over for dinner and such. As a defense mechanism to the world, he buys a sex doll, names her Bianca and treats her like a real person.

He gets her clothes and a wheelchair. He has Bianca live with Gus and Karin, as it wouldn't be proper for her to live with him. After a meeting with the local doctor and psychologist, they discover that it's just something he will have to outgrow. They have a community meeting (basically a church meeting) to see whats going to be done. After some argument, the preacher poses a simple question. What Would Jesus Do?

The rest of the movie is about acceptance and moving on. The entire community embraces Bianca, and in turn Lars. They talk to her through Lars, and eventually begin talking to her without going through Lars.

After several months, Lars decides he doesn't need Bianca anymore... and, well... you'll have to rent it. :)

Seriously, it is a wonderful movie. It has great values. There's no harsh language in it what so ever. The only offensive material is that it is a sex doll. However, no sexual things take place.

I highly recommend this movie! It goes a little slow in places, but overall it's wonderful!

Did you like this movie review? I love writing them, and would love to have an ongoing movie review section! What do y'all think?

1 comment:

  1. Now I want to go rent this movie. I didn't even know the title until I read this post. I am with ya if you want to do movie reviews! Hubby and I go to the movies EVERY weekend and we also rent. Soo lets do it sista!


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