Picks and Pans Review: Must-See DVDs

updated 04/21/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/21/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL Ryan Gosling (left) gives a performance of astonishing emotional delicacy as a severely shy young man who starts dating a life-size doll. What really gives this quirky comedy its heart, though, is the way his family and small-town neighbors all opt to play along. Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider and Patricia Clarkson costar. (PG-13) | [

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JUNO A wisecracking pregnant teen (Ellen Page, who knocks our socks off) has it way more together than the grown-ups surrounding her. This ebullient comedy won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. (PG-13) | [

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THERE WILL BE BLOOD Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's dark epic about an oil man (Daniel Day-Lewis, in a towering turn that earned him a Best Actor Oscar) whose greed and need for control end up costing him. (R) | [

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