*Lars and the Real Girl*

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Suz, May 2, 2009.

  1. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Has anyone seen this movie?

    I rented it from Netflix and HOWLED and WEPT through it last night and plan to howl and weep through it again tonight.

    What an extraordinary, thoughtful, wistful, clever, hilarious, awkward, touching, bizarre, and completely enchanting movie. Ryan Gosling is extraordinary- no wonder he was nominated for an Oscar.

  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Never heard of it, but I really do like Ryan Gosling. I will look out for it now. Thanks!
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I know that the reviews were really good for this movie. I am going to watch for it.
  4. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    It is not a "typical" Ryan Gosling movie. It's no "Notebook" in other words. He's one of the walking wounded in this movie. He is so wounded that when he does something extraordinary, the entire community embraces him (instead of ridiculing him) until he has a chance to heal.

    I get weepy just thinking of the affection and sensitivity that is portrayed by him and by the supporting cast (the townsfolk) for his character.