Sex-Doll Love Story ‘Lars and the Real Girl’—Just Rent It!

Juno bulldozed its way to a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, but in any other year, the honor may have well gone to nominee Nancy Oliver for this tender, subtle story about a lonely young man (a masterfully restrained Ryan Gosling) and his romantic relationship with a sex doll. David Edelstein couldn’t get past the basic premise, but called it “howlingly funny.” We bought it hook, line, and sinker — and were fascinated to learn about the couple’s real-life love.

Lars and the Real Girl


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