• Ruby Sparks (2012)

Ruby Sparks

Release Date: July 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2012

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Young author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano), once a literary darling, is having trouble composing his next novel. Following a therapist's advice, Calvin pulls out an old manual typewriter and creates a vivacious, flame-haired woman he dubs Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan). Overnight, Ruby leaps from the page into Calvin's home as a real flesh-and-blood woman. And, what's more, she's unaware that she's actually a fictional character and that her actions and feelings are dictated by whatever Calvin writes.

Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina, Alia Shawkat

Director: Jonathan Dayton , Valerie Faris

Genres: Fantasy , Romance

Production Co: Bona Fide Productions

Keywords: Los Angeles , Cheeky , Love , 2010s , Amusing , Friend , Brother , House , Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A beguiling romantic fantasy about the creative process and its potential to quite literally take on a life of its own, Ruby Sparks performs an imaginative high-wire act with finesse and charm. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's a good thing not to know where a film is going - we need surprises, we need to be spun around a few times - and Ruby Sparks, which is about a writer and his muse, but then becomes more about the muse and her writer, is happily just such a film. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What's good in the film, which was shot superbly by Matthew Libatique, is so good - so exuberant and touching and sweet - that you want the whole thing to be perfect, but Ruby Sparks is a closed system that gradually turns in on itself. There isn't enough of someone else. show more

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