Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks

From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, an offbeat romantic tale about a struggling writer caught in an unusual relationship when his fictional character, Ruby Sparks, suddenly comes to life. Also stars Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan and the film's writer, Zoe Kazan.

Calvin (Dano), once a praised young author, has hit both a creative and romantic slump. In a sudden burst of inspiration, he creates the character Ruby Sparks, a beautiful figment of his desires. A week later, Ruby (Kazan) appears in the flesh, in his kitchen - and in love with him. Unable to explain the phenomenon, Calvin can't help but feel drawn to the girl created from his own words

2012Rating: M, contains offensive language, sexual references and drug use104 minsUSA
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Ruby Sparks / Reviews

Variety

Variety

There's little doubt that Kazan has written a sly, amusing portrait of male self-absorption and artistic tyranny.

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Time Out

Time Out

Pulling a page from Charlie Kaufman’s playbook, Kazan and her collaborators are intent on using this metanarrative to puncture the hipster-Pygmalion notion of the manic pixie dream girl.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Who hasn't entertained a fantasy of romantic omnipotence in which a dream partner complies with your every wish?

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie's intriguing in its fanciful way, and there are times when both Calvin and Ruby seem uncannily like they're undergoing revision at the hands of some uber-writer above them both.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An engagingly off-kilter love story of a writer, the girl of his dreams and the power of his pen.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An imaginative high-wire act with finesse and charm.

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Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

This smart and sophisticated romp takes surprising directions as it examines the creative process of writing, the delicate balance of relationships, and the mysteries of men and women.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The setup is rote, almost insulting, but it's smarter than it looks: Once the pieces are in place, Kazan's script reveals a deeper game.

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