Ruby Sparks

There was a time early in the film when I thought that maybe the writer (Zoe Kazan) was trying for a cheap knockoff of Stranger Than Fiction (which I adored).  Unlike that movie the narration is constant during scene changes and then later in the movie the narration happens in scenes.  And then it all starts to make sense – she wasn’t trying to re-make that movie.  In fact there were several times halfway through the movie when I said to myself that there were so many ways that the story could go because of the excellent storyline.

The movie is actually a very fresh take on male insecurity.  Men say that they want a woman that can think for themselves and are not afraid to be their own person when in reality the truth is often very different.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Movie title: Ruby Sparks

Movie description: 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.

Date published: 2019-08-22

Director(s): Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Actor(s): Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Alia Shawkat, Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Aasif Mandvi, Toni Trucks, Eleanor Seigler, John F. Beach, Jane Anne Thomas, Wallace Langham, Mary Jo Deschanel, Emma Jacobs, Rightor Doyle, Eden Brolin, Kai Lennox, Ole Olofson, Jack Levinson, China Shavers, Casey Genton, Michael Berry Jr., Lindsay Fishkin, Claudia Bestor, Rick L. Dean, Janine King, Brittany Lasky, Diana Parros, Mark Roman, Tatiana Sarasty, Marco Tazioli

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Drama

My Review

There was a time early in the film when I thought that maybe the writer (Zoe Kazan) was trying for a cheap knockoff of Stranger Than Fiction (which I adored).  Unlike that movie the narration is constant during scene changes and then later in the movie the narration happens in scenes.  And then it all starts to make sense – she wasn’t trying to re-make that movie.  In fact there were several times halfway through the movie when I said to myself that there were so many ways that the story could go because of the excellent storyline.

The movie is actually a very fresh take on male insecurity.  Men say that they want a woman that can think for themselves and are not afraid to be their own person when in reality the truth is often very different.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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