Strongly recommended. After falling in love with Her, I wanted to see the comic potential of even more extreme gyno-simulacra, specifically, Bianca, the lead actress of Lars And The Real Girl. Perhaps this is all sort of creepy to you; I get that . . . but director Craig Gillespie’s (Fright Night) and scripter Nancy Oliver’s (Six Feet Under) Oscar-nominated movie is about much more than sex surrogates. Lars Lindstrom, as masterfully created by Ryan Gosling (Drive) is mentally ill - - at least delusional - - according to his shrink (Patricia Clarkson). Despite this, his sweetness and loyalty to Bianca overwhelms the fantasy (even for Minnesota) town he occupies and soon everyone loves her and is baking her cookies. This was the real stimulation of my fondness, the possibility that we can best treat our non-violent mentally ill by accepting them as they are . . . and perhaps we can even accept each other in the bargain?