A quirky, socially inept young man brings his girlfriend – a life-like, anatomically correct “Real Doll” – to his hometown to meet his family. The whole community is forced to play along with his delusion leading to a hilarious and moving journey.

Selected Press

  • “Under Mr. Gillespie’s admirably directed seriousness of tone, the performers, particularly Mr. Gosling, Ms. Mortimer, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Clarkson, Ms. Gardner and Mr. Reid, never miss a beat.”

    – Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

  • “Both hilarious and poignant, with a Capraesque humanity that caught me completely off guard.”

    – J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

  • “This is a film whose daring and delicate blend of apparent irreconcilables will sweep you off your feet if you’re not careful.”

    – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Festivals and Awards

  • National Board of Review Award: Best Original Screenplay, Top Ten Films
  • Satellite Award: Best Actor in a Motion, PIcture, Comedy or Musical (Ryan Gosling)

Award Nominations

  • Academy Awards: Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • Golden Globes: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Ryan Gosling)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Ryan Gosling)
  • Writers Guild Award: Best Original Screenplay - Screen

Key Cast & Crew

  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
  • Writer: Nancy Oliver
  • Producers: Sidney Kimmel, John Cameron, Sarah Aubrey

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