movie: lars and the real girl

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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

I just thought it was so romantic—the idea that you don’t need to be loved in return in order to love something or someone. Love can come from you. It doesn’t have to be reciprocal. People love their cars. People love all kinds of things, and they really love them. And we don’t really value that kind of love because it’s not a real, reciprocal kind of love, but it’s real love to them..
—  Ryan Gosling