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RUBY SPARKS

 
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At Theaters: 7/25/2012 On Video: 10/30/2012
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599938
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing - as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
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Comedy Romantic - Although an independent with a fairly low wattage cast, this romantic comedy fantasy has much mainstream mass appeal, much like the directors' previous film, the sleeper indie hit Little Miss Sunshine. Fans of rising young star Paul Dano will be pleased with this showcase. Language and adult subject matter make this film inappropriate for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Paul Dano BEING FLYNN, COWBOYS AND ALIENS, KNIGHT AND DAY
Zoe Kazan REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
Antonio Banderas HAYWIRE, PUSS IN BOOTS, THE SKIN I LIVE IN
Annette Bening THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, MOTHER AND CHILD
Director: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
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About The Production
The Casting of Calvin
The Creating of Ruby
The People In Calvin's World
Calvin's World
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PROFANITY: 21 F-words; 7 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A hit; glimpses of a violent movie.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic lines and situations, sometimes suggestive.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good Still, it's probably fair to use (500) Days of Summer as a barometer of appreciation for Ruby Sparks, and both have the distinction of being pleasant interruptions to the typical noisy cacophony of disappointing summer releases.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 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.

USA Today Full Review
Good Still, the fictional premise is used cleverly to illuminate the creative process and explore romantic minefields, and the appealing Ruby Sparks has a low-key, polished charm.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
It wasn't long ago that Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) was a literary wunderkind with an acclaimed first novel. But since then, he's been stricken with a stubborn case of writer's block magnified by a dismal love life. In a last-ditch attempt to reignite his creative spark, Calvin begins to envision a female protagonist in his mind. Her name is Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) and from the minute he imagines her, he feels creatively invigorated to write about her. Until she shows up in his living room. Is this a joke, a sign of madness, an act of magic? Whatever it is, it feels incredible. Suddenly, Ruby is sleeping in Calvin's bed, cooking in his kitchen, beguiling him in every way, with one mind-boggling twist: he somehow has the power to change her every time he sits at his typewriter. As Calvin tries to juggle this power, he faces a major dilemma as a writer and a boyfriend: what will it take to make this relationship from his imagination work in the real world?
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