A Soft Girl Is Hard to Find

When Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling) introduces his friends to his new girl--a life-size sex doll named Bianca--some folks have trouble accepting it. Brother Gus (Paul Schneider) is concerned that Lars found "a fiancé in a box." One guy mutters that Lars is "in love with that slutty hunk of silicone." But most of the other residents of this wintry Midwestern town go with the flow. They've been urging the cripplingly shy Lars to get a girlfriend. And this one is gorgeous enough to be an instant local celebrity; she looks like Angelina Jolie but smaller and less animated. So let Lars...

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