Ryan Gosling plays sweet, sensitive and exceptionally shy Lars, a man who never learned how to interact with the opposite sex, in part because of his mother's passing during birth. Through a series of events, Lars decides that he will woo his online girlfriend - who just happens to be an adult sex doll. Unpredictable, strange, lovable yet naive and innocently portrayed, Lars and The Real Girl is a must-see movie for anyone who has given up on love and romance, or for those lacking a strong sense of community.
- Lars and the Real Girl Movie Clip: Breakfast With Bianca
A list of top break-up movies wouldn't be complete without the movie that lists the "top five breakups of all time", as John Cusack's character (Rob Gordon) does. The movie follows the most recent breakup of Gordon's, peaking with his attempts to determine just why all of his major relationship break-ups occured in the first place. This movie definitely falls into the comedy category, but still offers a large dose of reflective drama as a balance.
By far the raunchiest and most adult-oriented pick of the group, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of those breakup movies that you can't stop both laughing and crying at. Filled with disturbing, honest, painful and yet hopeful scenes that follow the male lead from the moment he's broken up with, Forgetting Sarah Marshall isn't for the faint of heart (or those offended by full male nudity). Then again, neither is a nasty breakup. Fans of Superbad and The Forty Year Old Virgin will find another hit in this film.
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall Movie Clip
Kate Winslet and Jim Carey paired up for this highly unusual film about relationship loss, and what lengths we'll go to to erase past emotional trauma. Both actors excel in this film as they demonstrate the theoretical possibility of erasing select relationship-related memories through an experimental medical treatment.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Trailer