Ruby Sparks 
Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite. ‘Fool!’ said my muse to me, ‘look in thy heart, and write.’ Philip Sidney.
Film #064 of 2013
Director: Jonathan Dayton Cast: Paul Dano [Calvin], Zoe Kazan [Ruby] & Chris Messina [Harry]
Plot: A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. Source IMDB.com
Hipster Review: Calvin [Paul Dano] magically authors his true love into being and struggles to mold her into what he interprets as his version of a perfect partner…Jonathan Dayton’s Ruby Sparks is passionate, hurtful and disturbing – it’s the frivolousness of Annie Hall meshed with a whimsical Weird Science. Re-watched March 10th, 2013.
“Just don’t tell me how it ends, okay?” Ruby
- The Dr. Rosenthal sessions
- An overactive imagination turns into every mans fantasy
- Writer’s block, magic, roller skates, swimming in your clothes, nightclubs and art teachers
- Calvin’s groovy apartment and Ruby’s ability to speak French fluently
- He knows nothing of woman and he does a piss poor job trying to control one
Biggest Surprise: How a rom-com could get so dark and cruel, I loved the twist.
Biggest Let Down: Thankfully it course corrects itself when it gets too close to that fine line of being silly.
Does the guy get the hot girl in the end? It all depends on whether or not he writes that into his story.
Worth a Blu-ray purchase? For sure, it’s inspiration that cures any writer’s block.
Similar to: Annie Hall , Adaptation .
What Tweeters are saying:
Ruby Sparks is so good! Zoe Kazan is brilliant, the soundtrack was great and I love the location setting. 4/5 stars!—
Nana (@triple_doubleu) March 05, 2013
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time my imaginary friends, Chris
Posted on March 14, 2013, in 2012, Movies watched in 2013 and tagged Chris Messina, Filmhipster, Jonathan Dayton, Movie, Movie Reviews, Movies, Paul Dano, Review, Reviews, Ruby Sparks, Zoe Kazan. Bookmark the permalink. 58 Comments.