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Lars and the Real Girl Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Lars (Ryan Gosling) and Gus (Paul Schneider) are the grown children of a father who died recently and a mother who died giving birth to Lars. But as brothers, they couldn't be more different. While Gus lives in the family home and has a loving wife (Emily Mortimer) and a child on the way, Lars leads a more reclusive existence in the family's garage, hiding in plain sight of his small, wintry hometown. Painfully shy and eccentric, Lars fails to recognize that his co-worker Margo (Kelli Garner) has a major crush on him, and he picks up on a casual reference made by his cubicle mate, who mentions a website where you can order life-sized, anatomically correct sex dolls. But instead of seeing a sex object, Lars sees in this doll a potential life partner and the only kind of social "peer" he can relate to. So Lars orders a doll, whom he names Bianca, and begins treating her with utmost gentlemanly respect -- and as though she's his real-life, flesh-and-blood girlfriend. As he begins bringing Bianca with him everywhere he goes, the townspeople have to find just the right balance between supporting Lars' unusual romance and trying to introduce him to a more conventional partner. Lars and the Real Girl was written by Kelli Garner scribe Nancy Oliver and directed by Nancy Oliver's Craig Gillespie. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:October 12, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Ryan Gosling Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ryan Gosling Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Ohio Film Critics Ryan Gosling Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Ryan Gosling Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Ryan Gosling Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Ryan Gosling Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
National Board of Review Nancy Oliver Best Original Screenplay 2007 Winner
Writers Guild of America Nancy Oliver Best Original Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Nancy Oliver Best Writer 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nancy Oliver Best Original Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Nancy Oliver Best Original Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Craig Gillespie Most Promising Director 2007 Nominee
Ohio Film Critics Emily Mortimer Best Supporting Actress 2007 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Emily Mortimer Best Supporting Actress 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Emily Mortimer Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2007 Nominee

Cast

Ryan Gosling
as Lars
Emily Mortimer
as Karin
Paul Schneider
as Gus
Patricia Clarkson
as Dagmar
Kelli Garner
as Margo
Nancy Beatty
as Mrs. Gruner
R.D. Reid
as Reverend Bock
Doug Lennox
as Mr. Hofstedtler
Joe Bostick
as Mr. Shaw
Nicky Guadagni
as Mrs. Petersen
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
as Kurt
Billy Parrott
as Enk
Sally Cahill
as Deb
Angela Vint
as Sandy
Liisa Repo-Martell
as Laurel
Boyd Banks
as Russell
Darren Hynes
as Moose
Tommy Chang
as Nelson
Arnold Pinnock
as Baxter
Joshua Peace
as Jerry
Tannis Burnett
as Nurse Amy
Lindsey Connell
as Victoria
Darren Hynes
as Moose
Arnold Pinnock
as Baxter
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
as Kurt
Boyd Banks
as Russell
Sally Cahill
as Deb
Liisa Repo-Martell
as Laurel
Tannis Burnett
as Nurse Amy
Joshua Peace
as Jerry
Billy Parrott
as Enk
Angela Vint
as Sandy
Tommy Chang
as Nelson
Nicky Guadagni
as Mrs. Petersen

Crew

Craig Gillespie
Director
Sidney Kimmel
Producer
Sarah Aubrey
Producer
Nancy Oliver
Screenwriter
Adam Kimmel
Cinematographer
David Torn
Composer (Music Score)
Spring Aspers
Musical Direction/Supervision
T. Arv Grewal
Production Designer
Joshu de Cartier
Art Director
William Horberg
Executive Producer
Bruce Toll
Executive Producer
Peter Berg
Executive Producer
Kirston Leigh Mann
Costume Designer
Gerri Gillan
Costume Designer
Steve Shewchuk
Set Decorator
Libby Hodgson
First Assistant Director
Richard Hicks
Casting
Whitney Brown
Production Manager
Tim Singh
Second Assistant Director
Ann Brodie
Key Make-up
Branko Racki
Stunts Coordinator
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