movie: lars and the real girl

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Lars asked us not to wear black today. He did so to remind us that this is no ordinary funeral. We are here to celebrate Bianca’s extraordinary life. From her wheelchair, Bianca reached out and touched us all, in ways we could never have imagined. She was a teacher. She was a lesson in courage. And Bianca loved us all. Especially Lars. Especially him.

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You know how sometimes department stores have these things where, if you win, you get 10 minutes and go in and take anything you want from the store? That’s basically what I’m doing. I’m running in and just trying to grab as many characters as possible before they pull the plug on me.

I identify with Lars more than with any other character I’ve ever played. I feel that awkward, too. I feel a separation between who I think I am, who I actually am and how I’m perceived to be. It’s hard to truly connect with people. He wants to connect, but he doesn’t feel that he has the tools to do it. I don’t think it’s just me. I think there’s a little bit of Lars in all of us. 
—Ryan Gosling