Lars and the Real Girl

I watched Lars and the Real Girl last night and really enjoyed it. It’s about a guy named Lars who has trouble relating to people and his girlfriend who just so happens to be a Real Doll. There are some funny parts, but I wouldn’t call it a comedy.

The characters and their reaction to the Real Doll are poignant and it was touching to see how hard they try to help Lars. All the main actors were perfectly cast, especially Ryan Gosling. I think he’s a bit underrated considering he has been fantastic in every movie I’ve seen him in. He’s also one of the few people who don’t like a molester with a mustache.

The Wackness

The Wackness is about a psychiatrist named Dr. Squires (played by Ben Kingsley) and his client, Luke Shapiro. Luke just graduated high school and just so happens to also be Dr. Squires’ marijuana dealer. Instead of a bunch of hilarity coming out of it, the movie is more of a drama with some funny parts thrown in to lighten the mood.

The movie is a coming of age story, but about two people. Not only does Luke discover himself the summer after high school, but Dr. Squires also ends up finding himself and changing his life.

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