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10/25/2007

Go See “Lars and the Real Girl,” and Do It Soon

Filed under: Movies — Jack Dunphy @ 10:13 pm



[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]

Mrs. Dunphy and I went to the movies tonight. We had heard the buzz about Lars and the Real Girl, and despite the movie’s odd premise, i.e. the lead character’s relationship – and it really is a relationship – with a life-sized doll, we decided to take a chance on this “little” film.

The rewards were abundant. Every aspect of the movie is a delight, from the writing to the cinematography and of course to the acting, most especially that of Ryan Gosling in the role of Lars. And it was our good fortune to be present when the film’s director, Craig Gillespie, conducted an impromptu Q and A session with the audience at the conclusion of the showing. Lars is only Gillespie’s second feature film, but if it’s a true indication of his talent there will surely be many, many more. Go see it, then come back and let me know what you think.

–Jack Dunphy

5 Responses to “Go See “Lars and the Real Girl,” and Do It Soon”

  1. Huh. I gotta say, I saw the preview, and when it was done I leaned over to Mrs. P and said: “I don’t think so.”

    I might have to reconsider.

    Patterico (d4b4bc)

  2. Not to hijack the thread but HA links to TSG which has posted the email exchange between DeGeneres and the dog adoption facility. The reason DeGeneres gave for giving away the dog was: “we tried Iggy,” but that the puppy “was too much energy and time for us in our brand new home with so much going on in our lives.”

    How dumb do you have to be not to know in advance that puppies have a lot of energy and require time?

    dave (d5d8d0)

  3. Now I will see it–I don’t trust media reviews anymore but I do yours.

    Another event I just found out about tonight in Fullerton: Is Islam Compatible with Democracy?

    A panel discussion featuring some big names. Wish the College Republicans had publicized it more–I unfortunately have other plans.

    Patricia (549779)


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