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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Movieline

    As a whole, however, Ruby Sparks lands like a punch. It's a smart counter-jab to the many movies out there that put forth the myth that the world is full of quirky angels in ballet flats who are just waiting for some morose protagonist to come along in need of their love. show more

  • 75
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Ruby Sparks is far from a landmark in the rickety pantheon of romantic comedy, and under the direction of Dayton and Faris it gnaws a little too hard on its magical-realist trickery. But it's great to see them help an emerging young writing talent like Kazan make her mark by by sweeping away male fantasies of pliant girls and replacing them with a desirable, flesh-and-blood woman. show more

  • 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

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