LARS AND THE REAL GIRL is a sweet and slightly off-centre comedy following timid Lars Lindstrom (Ryan Gosling), a lovable introvert. Lars is sleepwalking through life until a new friend comes to stay. Bianca is a stunning, half-Brazilian, half-Danish religious missionary. The trouble is that she’s not a real person, but an inanimate replica of a woman ordered online from a company called Real Girl. Everyone knows why a man orders a doll like Bianca, but to Lars, who actually believes she’s a living human being, she becomes a source of emotional support. Taking the advice of the local psychologist (Clarkson), Lars’ family reluctantly agree to play along with his delusion, as he begins to deal with his personal problems.