Lars and the Real Girl

Movie • 2007 • Comedy  

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Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.
This movie contains 16 potentially triggering events.
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Abandonment
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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absent father is mentioned
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Are there dislocations?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Lars has a panic attack and appears to struggle to breathe,
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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A characters teddy bear gets hung with a usb cord as a prank.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
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Death
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The inanimate doll "dies" at the end but she was never actually alive in any way. All living characters are fine.
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Does someone die?
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The sex doll "dies" and a funeral is held but it was never alive in any way.
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Disability
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Lars is never officially diagnosed with any mental illnesses but he experiences delusions and is played by Ryan gosling who (as far as I know) does not. It didn't bother me, I just want to be transparent.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Lars mother dies before the events of the movie take place and it is not shown.
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No, but a teddy bear has a noose tied around its neck.
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Bianca is bathed during the movie.
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The movie is about a man who falls in love with a realistic full body sex doll. She's clothed most of the time so she just looks like an uncanny mannequin throughout the movie
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
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Law Enforcement
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Lars regularly visits the hospital with Bianca.
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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It’s not explicitly described as PTSD, but the main character shows some symptoms due to the death of his mother
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Does someone self harm?
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Lars is never explicitly said to have autism but he has traits typically associated with autism. Regardless of the fact that we can't say he cannonically has it, I don't think it's a poor depiction of autism if he did.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Lars experiences delusions in that treats a sex doll like a real girlfriend but we never see from his perspective, just the stable reality of him carrying an inanimate object around.
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Lars has a mild anxiety attack in the doctor's office. Hyperventilating and pacing but she has him calm down.

At the end he finds bianca "unconscious" and shakes her yelling "wake up". I don't think that's officially a meltdown but it is a big outburst of emotion with yelling and tears
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Lars has an anxiety/panic attack.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Just for a moment at the end, Lars is seen from a distance walking into a pond with Bianca and splashing around and its implied that she "died" (she's just a doll). There are no camera shots underwater but the characters do go underwater for a second.
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Near the end Lars yells "wake up" a few times
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Not directly in the movie, but Lars’ mother was said to have died during childbirth
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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People treat Lars like he is "crazy" throughout the movie.
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
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Relationships
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Religious
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There are a couple scenes during mass. It's not depicted very much.
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Sex
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Bianca is technically a sex doll, but is hardly treated as such throughout the movie.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Bianca the doll is said to be terminally ill at the very end and dies shortly after. She was never really alive though, so that's a complicated question.
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Social
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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Are there end credit scenes?
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An important character dies near the end of the movie, but it is still a very hopeful ending/not sad.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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In the first half of the movie someone runs out just in front of a car but is not hit.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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