Saturday, September 13, 2008

lars and the real girl


last night we had a surprise night off - no kids - so we went to dinner and came home to watch a dvd that had been languishing on our countertop... 'lars & the real girl'. i had heard good things, but a love story between a man and a sex doll? so we put it in, and as it turns out, it was one of the most beautiful & well crafted movies we've ever seen. we laughed out loud, and we both cried at various times - it was an astonishment, like stumbling across a treasure in the most unlikely place. it has even made it to the list movies we want to buy - a very, very short list.

so add to your queue & move it up to the top, or if you're still old school, go rent it at blockbuster... you will be surprised, i promise. i think we'll watch it again before mailing it back...

5 comments:

Heather said...

I will probably like it... I did, afterall, have a longstanding emotional affair with "Buddy the Inflatable Party Guy."

Ha!

Sarah said...

Did I really see this movie before you did?!? Certainly a rift has been formed in the universe. I feel confused and afraid. But I loved the community of that movie. Yay.

Marilyn said...

We enjoyed it too - surprisingly wholesome and communal ... and peace-feeling. It is good movie for a cold night with a big snowfall for instance. WAIT. DID I REALLY SAY THAT? IS THE HEAT ACTUALLY MAKING ME NOSTALGIC FOR SNOW? .... sigh ...

kristine said...

watched it a few months ago and LOVED it. so hard to recomed it and have people take you seriously. but it was one of the best i've seen.

Vincent said...

That chick's pretty hot...
Ha!
I need a girlfriend.