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Lars and the Real Girl

Gus (Paul Schneider) and his wife Karin (Emily Mortimer) are thrilled to hear Gus's brother Lars (Ryan Gosling) has finally found a girlfriend. But their enthusiasm fades when they discover the new woman in his life is actually a life-sized, plastic dummy. Concerned about his mental health, the couple decides to follow the advice of Lars' psychologist (Patricia Clarkson) and play along with his delusion. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 08 Nov 2007
Video Release: 14 Apr 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Lars and the Real Girl is rated PG-13:

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider.
Studio: MGM Home Entertainment

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The MPAA has rated Lars and the Real Girl - PG-13 for some sex-related content.

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Why Is Lars and the Real Girl Rated PG-13?

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