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Ruby Sparks

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use.

R In Theaters 07/25/2012 , 103min.
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Critic score based on 37 reviews

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January 22, 2013
Beautiful, romantic, funny at times, but above all a very interesting and intelligent concept. Well acted, excellently conceived, and a very good film.
December 09, 2012
Nice love story.
September 14, 2012
This movie blew my mind. As I was watching I realized I was totally falling in love with this film. Smart, funny, challenging, even emotionally entertaining. All the while not realizing the subtle enormity of the structure perfectly laid behind scenes. When I realized this had been written by a woman, the same one listed as lead actress and executive producer, Zoe Kazan, the pieces of the puzzle
September 10, 2012
Wonderful imagination .. Delightful story , delightful characters and even more delightful acting. \"He's a genius\"---NO SHE'S A GENIUS.... Watch out world--- Zoe Kazan has arrived... adoreable, fetching and ooooooooooooooh sooooooooo talented... in front of the camrea--or filling a page with words.
August 16, 2012
Ruby Sparks, like all great romantic comedies, that's right, I said great, teaches a valuable lesson. In as much as \"The Notebook\" taught us that we cannot help who we fall in love with, this movie teaches that if you try to control things to make them the way you think you want them to be, you end up ruining life. You must live life and accept your love as your love is, not as you

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
For a movie so bent on skewering illusions, Ruby Sparks ultimately can't entirely let go of its own. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
There is a great deal of playfulness between the couple that will touch the romantic in most. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
It often feels as if the filmmakers expect us to be equally seduced by Ruby's wide-eyed winsomeness. That's a shame, as we can sense the deeper film beneath the surface. Because Ruby remains conceptual, this ambitious project lacks the dimension of the similarly meta-minded Charlie Kaufman projects that apparently inspired it. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Parts of Ruby Sparks are glowing and gentle. Others are harsh. Still others are wrenching. The transitions are expertly handled, never seeming jarring or inappropriate. If the movie feels like two shorter pieces grafted at the middle, that's an intentional decision. The filmmakers give us something approaching a traditional romantic comedy before deconstructing it. Full Review

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