This movie starts out rather unconventionally, when a very sad, heartbroken, lonely man purchases a life-size sex doll over the internet, falls in love with it (her?), and announces to everybody that the doll is his girlfriend. What ensues is challenging for everybody, and to be honest, when I first saw the previews for the movie I figured it would be some sort of strange dark comedy.
Ironically, you can’t always judge a movie by it’s preview. What I discovered was the stark opposite of my expectations. Lars and the Real Girl takes us through a heart-filled journey of acceptance, the deep grieving process, healing, and what the true meaning of compassion is. We are reminded that every person deals with their live in different ways, and we’re all just trying to live our lives to the best of their abilities… even when it’s difficult and painful.