Lars and the Real Girl - starring Ryan Gosling
I first heard about this movie when I read about it on Amber's blog. Several people recommended it to me when I was asking for movie ideas.
Lars is a very shy guy, so when he informs his brother and sister-in-law that he is bringing a girl home to visit, they are shocked. They are even more shocked when they meet Bianca, for Bianca is actually a life size doll.
I was expecting the movie to be more of a comedy, however, it was more of a drama. It had its humorous parts, of course, but for the most part, I would not say it was as funny as some people claimed it to be.
However, I did find it to be a good movie, and in fact, it pulled on my heartstrings a few times. Ryan Gosling is unrecognizable in this movie, and has again proven his acting skills are beyond the silly immature characters he played in his earlier acting career.
I would certainly recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a nice movie to watch, but if you're looking for a laugh-til-your-sides-hurt movie, this is not it.
- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...