Watched this yesterday evening – really had no idea what to expect, other than my fears for a film whose main subject is a man and his relationship with a ‘love doll’. I was pleasantly surprised to find this to be a really great film that explores the issues of relationships, community, and mental illness in a really tender and thoughtful way. It’s a very thought-provoking film that is likely to move you in unexpected ways.
Damaris frame the film well: “How do you make a film about a man’s relationship with a life-sized doll, ordered through the internet, and turn it into a tender, hopeful statement about love and community? In Lars and the Real Girl we discover that one can start with a potentially dodgy premise and end up with a wonderful film that offers many subtle but powerful insights about human nature and the transformative power of love in the context of community life.”
Watch it – I doubt you’ll be disappointed.