Originally Posted by irishjayhawk
I never got around to seeing Lars but it wasn't, to my knowledge, supposed to be funny. I mean, it's funny to us, but it's a serious drama. One critic said that we should nominate the blow up doll for best actress.
I think Lars crosses genre pretty well. At times it seems like you're watching the darkest comedy ever made. At other times, you're watching the most uplifting drama. The movie never ceases to entertain. I'd actually put it in the same catagory as Juno though in the sense that it's primarily a drama that makes you laugh. Juno makes you laugh with clever dialogue, Lars is more a dramatic irony thing.
No doubt, that doll becomes a character in the movie as much as any other, but Ryan Gosling earned this one. That doll will have to make a few more movies for my vote.