Thursday, December 18, 2008


STM and I just watched this movie, "Lars and the Real Girl," last night - came highly recommended to us, but when we read the back we weren't so sure. Still, we brought it home, plugged it in, and sat back.

And were totally enraptured.

And maybe it's because we live with a boy that thinks Elmo is his soulmate. Elmo gives advice, courage, and company. Elmo is loved like the Velveteen Rabbit - in this house he became "real" a long time ago, and we all think of him as a member of the family.

And maybe it's because we live in a community like Lars', where everyone "goes along with it," where Elmo is a respected and contributing member of his society.

And maybe it's just because it's a great movie, that shows the power of love. Period.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Maybe it's some of both. :)

(Hey, check your photo or graphic. It's all wanky.)

Jerri said...

Totally love that movie. Of course you get it. Of course.

Lori said...

All of the above, hon. I loved that movie, too.

She said...

I've seen this movie 3 or 4 times! I love it!

My favorite is when Bianca gets elected to the school board and when she gets her hair cut and has to be sure since, you know, it ain't gonna grow back!

The psychologist is brilliant too!

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful movie, I loved it and I'm glad Rojo lives in the same kind of community. I wish I did.

Deb said...

I can't believe you haven't seen this before. I cried all the way through, and laughed at the same time. Not at all surprised you loved it. Love you.

Michelle O'Neil said...

I've never heard of this one. We'll have to check it out.