I’m not sure I mentioned it before, but I’ve long wanted to see 2007′s movie Lars and the Real Girl. Finally, a few weeks ago, I remembered to rent the DVD and… wow. Has anyone else seen it? Thoughts or reflections on love, attraction, getting onself together, believing in others, supporting people regardless of how wacky it seems at the time, or anything else the movie inspired you to consider?
For those who hadn’t heard of the movie (it was relatively low key), it stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Mortimer. The movie tells the story of a young man (Gosling’s character, in the movie poster above) who seems sort of lonely and afraid of getting close to others, and who then finds a "girlfriend" in a Real Sex Doll (a life sized real-enough looking doll that some men buy to have sex with). Only for Lars, she’s like a girlfriend. What gets really interesting is when he starts introducing her in town… to learn the rest, you’ll have to watch the movie.