Lars and the Real Girl
2007
When a delusional loner buys a life-sized sex doll over the Internet, promptly falls in love with her and starts telling people that she's his girlfriend, his brother and sister-in-law decide it's time to intervene.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

I skipped this during its initial release, out of annoyance that people kept saying "what an original idea," after I had just seen the same idea done well in the overlooked Love Object. But I'm glad that Kelly talked me into seeing this, because it is sweet and funny and gentle, and a very different take on that "idea." I find it very implausible that a entire community, without exception, would go along with this plastic imaginary girlfriend, but at least we're spared the traditional scene where a prankster vandalizes the doll and traumatizes our sensitive hero. And it leads to some very funny material about how much the town begins including "her" in things. I really enjoyed this.

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