An anonymous friend sees more movies than anyone I know, I would say for every movie I see he sees 1o…maybe more!
So when I get an email from him telling me to see a movie he would consider the best he has ever seen…I sit up and listen! In fact I will quote him (he can sue me later!) he said
“I have just spent the last hour and a half watching the most incredible film I can’t help but let those closest to me know about it. [and now everyone reading this:)]
LARS and the REAL GIRL is possibly the finest movie i have ever seen… bar none!”
So I got it and watch it, and…it was really very very good! I suggest you should go get it out and watch it too. Be prepared to feel very very uncomfortable, excruciatingly awkward but incredibly uplifted by this wonderful community who decide to love love someone who is different and doing it tough.
There is one scene towards the end in which a group of guy came in to a bowling ally at which the main guy (Lars) was playing, I guess cultural conditioning and too many movies conditioned me to think these guys were going to ‘beat up to kook’. I was wrong, and the scene that follows was to me one of the more profound in the movie.
Here’s a blurb I found, but some part of me want to tell you not to read it, just rent the movie and enjoy the surprise.
– In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law’s home. The only problem is that she’s not real – she’s a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he’s nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they’ve always loved. Written by Orange
2 thoughts on “Lars And The Real Girl – Movie”
Believe it or not, this is the movie that was on the Prospector when I went on camp with the Year 7’s from school last term! Suffice to say…they all hated it. However, I was glued to it, absolutely ‘catching’ what the movie was on about (and I couldn’t help but think of sermon illustrations it could be used in…)
Sadly…all the teachers thought it was crap too.
the beauty of this movie is to be found in what scott eluded to…
it dares to imagine the possibility of a new kingdom… and then goes one step further than just imagining and actually begins to unpack what it might look like if a community of people moved into that possibility together.
quite simply… this movie is an inspirational an hope-filled masterpiece.