Lars and the Real Girl

Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 8

Title: Lars and the Real Girl
Year: 2007
Length: 106 minutes
Director: Craig Gillespie
Writer: Nancy Oliver
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson
Music: David Torn (and non-original music)
Oscars: nomination for Best Original Screenplay
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a man believes his Real Doll is real

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:4/4 (Great)
Characters:4/4 (Great)
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). I’d expected this to be the standard Quirky Indie Comedy. In a lot of ways it is – it’s directed and acted like one – but the script is too good and cliche-free for it to be lumped into that category.
Objective Rating (Average):3/4 (Good)


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