Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lars and the Real Girl: 10/10


I haven't given a film 10/10 in a while. Thought it merited mention.


You can try to convince me otherwise or inquire further if you want. I have tried to reserve 10s for special occasions. This is one of those rare films that is endearing and really well done. It is simple yet smart. Every time it seems like it will get sappy it retreats to subtle, and stays smart without feeling at all intellectual. Still, it is probably a love it or hate it kind of movie. I was moved nearly to tears throughout the whole thing, and yet was laughing too. You should see it.

3 comments:

Colin Toffelmire said...

No arguments from me on this one.

Randy Nolan said...

Not sure if it's "love it or hate it" for me, but I don't think I could watch it again; I found it profoundly disturbing, and sad, sad, sad.

Jon Coutts said...

sad, i suppose, disturbing i don't know. wonder why you think that is? i found it hopeful, perhaps overly optimistic. life is actually sadder. no?