09 Apr '16, 1pm

Lars, the Real Girl, and the Real Church

So while we’re on the topic of movies, I’d like to recommend one that Dan and I recently discovered, called Lars and the Real Girl. It’s a quirky dramedy about a delusional guy named Lars (played by Ryan Gosling) and his relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. Yes, it sounds dirty...but it’s actually one of the most innocent, sweet movies I’ve ever seen. It beautifully portrays the purpose and power of community, as Lars’ friends and family rally around him and Bianca (the doll) until Lars' delusion has served its purpose, leaving everyone changed for the better. I also love the dynamic between Lars’ brother Gus (Paul Schneider) and his wife Karin (Emily Mortimer). My favorite scene between the two of them is when they are talking with the doctor about Lars’ condition. Gus wants to know how to fix it, while Karin tries to understand the cause. It’s a funny pictu...

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