Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Lars and the Real Girl”


Who do you star opposite Ryan Gosling to truly make his performance stand out?

An anatomically correct sex doll.

In Lars and the Real Girl we meet Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling), an awkwardly shy man who avoids social contact and obligations. When he introduces Bianca, the aforementioned sex doll, as his girlfriend to his brother, Gus (Paul Schneider), and sister-in-law, Karin (Emily Mortimer), they are shocked. Yet they are convinced to play along by Dagmar (Patricia Clarkson), the family doctor. What transpires is an emotional tale of love and acceptance, brimming with hope and compassion.

After you watch advise us here as to what you think. If you want to explore a completely different side of Gosling check out Drive, also on Netflix Instant. Then read Liam’s review here.


3.5 out of 5

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UPDATE 4/05/14: Drive is no longer available on Netflix Instant.