I've just had the pleasure of this charming film (thank you morris). Not at all what I expected, this is sweet and funny and sad and hopeful all at once. Ryan Gosling is again outstanding, this time with a beautifully understated performance which plumbs the depths of pain, loss and yearning. The supporting cast were all terrific too, particularly Emily Mortimer as the desperate to help sister-in-law. I was swept up in the relationship with 'Bianca' much like the townsfolk who rally to accommodate Lars and his unusual partner. Quirky... certainly. Heartwarming... absolutely!