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Ruby Sparks

  • Starring: Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
  • Director: Jonathan Dayton
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 104 min.

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. (Fox Searchlight)

"Ruby Sparks hits that sweet emotional spot much in the same way "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" does. While you are at once charmed by the whimsy and romance, there's still a gut punch of emotional rawness just waiting to be delivered."
- Katie Walsh, The Playlist
"Kazan has fun with a silly premise and smartly plays it straight when the occasion calls for it, while keeping the cutesy, fantastical extremes of the material at bay. It's less fairy tale than shrewd exaggeration on the pratfalls of desire."
- Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"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."
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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