Lars and the Real Girl

 "Sometimes I get so lonely I forget what day it is, and how to spell my name."

"Sometimes I get so lonely I forget what day it is, and how to spell my name."

Written by Nancy Oliver. Directed by Craig Gillespie. 2007.

Small films are great showcases for actors, and Lars and the Real Girl is a small film. It contains no big revelations about the human condition, and its ending isn't unpredictable, just inevitable. For a movie whose central figure is a sex doll named Bianca, this is a surprisingly subtle testament to good people, and to arguably the greatest of the five sensations -- touch.