Tuesday, November 27, 2012
What are you watching on your next movie night? Have you heard of Ruby Sparks? For this review I received a copy of the Ruby Sparks DVD. My family and I watched it, it was a little on the slow side, but it did make me laugh! Calvin (Paul Dano) is a writer and has writers block, as he is trying to write, he dreams of a fantasy girlfriend, named Ruby and the more he writes about her, she comes to life. Calvin starts to think that he is losing his mind, until other people can see Ruby. Then he has a little fun and writes more about Ruby, as he writes about her, she does exactly what Calvin writes about. One minute she is speaking in English and the next minute it's French. I would say it is mildly on the funny side, but yet more of a fantasy movie. I thought the end of the movie would be a little better, than it was. I would rate this movie three stars.
About Ruby SparksFrom the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a “charming and delightful” (Marshall Fine, Huffingtonpost.com) romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan. Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life- it also brings Ruby to life- literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself. Also starring Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Elliott Gould, Ruby Sparks is a smart coming-of-age story that proves true love can be remarkably magical.
A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.