That a group of people could be this warm, kind and accepting, simply because they happen to like somebody and want to see him get better.
The film is full of wonderful performances from everyone.
In addition to Gosling and Clarkson, Emily Mortimer shines as Lars's caring and worried sister-in-law.
It really irritates me that critics were divided on this movie on the basis of it pushing the boundaries of credibility, when they almost unanimously praised "Gone Baby Gone," a film so melodramatic and heavy handed as to be no less implausible, and that goes down as two of the most unpleasant hours I've spent in a movie theatre for a long time.
Shareeka Epps as a young, struggling student, is a perfect foil to Gosling, and her intelligence and strength matches that of Gosling as they both deliver scenes that are memorable and tremendous.At the party, when the host puts on a vinyl record, she drops the needle on the first track on the side.But the song that comes out of the speakers is "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), which is the last song on the Talking Heads album, "Speaking in Tongues." As the last track, it would appear closest to the center of the album, rather than at the outside edge where the needle is placed.But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship.His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved.There's been a severe lack of that on our movie and television screens lately, which is why I found "Lars and the Real Girl" utterly irresistible.