Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I really liked "Lars and the Real Girl," for which Ryan Gosling's performance is nominated for a Golden Globe.

Gosling plays a very lonely and quirky young man who deals with some deep emotional issues by falling in love with a plastic woman. You can imagine his family's reaction when he brings "her" over for dinner. And then to a co-worker's birthday party. And then to church.

But what's so touching about the movie is how the small town he lives in comes to accept his oddity, recognizing we're all a little strange in our own way. And Bianca -- that's the doll's name -- becomes very special to the entire town. She even gets a "job" modeling dresses in a store window.

Patricia Clarkson -- who I adore -- plays the town's wise country doctor.
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