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Release Date: October 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. 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. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor (Patricia Clarkson), his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Paul Schneider, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner, Nancy Beatty, Karen Robinson, R.D. Reid

Director: Craig Gillespie

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Small town, Brother, Love, Doctor, Amusing, Relationships, Family, 2000s

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  • A deep, sweet-hearted study not only of one lonely character but also of the community that supports him. show more

  • It's nothing less than a miracle that the director, Craig Gillespie, and the writer, Nancy Oliver, have been able to make such an endearing, intelligent and tender comedy from a premise that, in other hands, might sustain a five-minute sketch on TV. show more

  • By movie's end, it seems like the only one giving a truly genuine performance is Bianca. Mouth-agape, steadfastly mum. show more

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Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)