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LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

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LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 106m 20s

BBFCInsight Contains mental illness theme and moderate sex references

Director(s) Craig Gillespie

Cast includes Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R. D. Reid, Kelli Garner, Nancy Beatty, Doug Lennox, Joe Bostick, Liz Gordon, Nicky Guadagni, Patricia Clarkson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/11/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL is a drama about an emotionally disturbed young man who develops a relationship with a life-sized doll.

Theme

Lars’ unstable mental health and emotional trauma are sensitively handled, with the character accepted and supported by his community, rather than ostracized or ridiculed.

Sex

The doll that Lars pretends is his girlfriend is technically a 'sex toy', but it is clear that Lars never sleeps with it. There are some un-detailed visual and verbal references to sex toy websites and verbal references to the doll being ‘anatomically correct’. The local townspeople gossip about whether Lars has sex with the doll.

Details

Title
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
Year
2007
Distributor(s)
Verve Pictures Ltd
Classified date(s)
31/10/2007
Main language
English
Submitted run time
106m 20s
Approved footage
9570+1
BBFC reference
AFF242685
Registration number
CFJ16047

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