Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks

DVD - 2012
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Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby 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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2012.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD COMEDY RUBY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Nooksack20
Jun 23, 2017

Typical Romcom with predictable sequences. The thing that made this film different is how unattractive the main characters where.

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mamabadger56
Jun 19, 2017

Ruby Sparks starts out like just another cute fantasy about a fictional character come to life; but then it gets more interesting. It's something like The Stepford Wives turned on its head: Calvin, a lonely, reclusive writer trying to write a second novel to equal his hugely successful first, manufactures his ideal woman, but the experience is strangely unsatisfying. It becomes one of painful self-discovery for Calvin. Written by the very clever Zoe Kazan, who plays the title character. Some difficult scenes, but worth seeing it through.

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kpelish
Mar 13, 2017

A Trojan Horse of a romance that explores domestic violence. A sad, introverted author writes about his dream girl; to his great surprise, Pygmalion-fashion, she comes to life. He learns that whatever he writes, she will perform—even if it makes her unhappy. Now the question is: Will he have the strength to grow up and renounce his power, seeing her as a separate person, or will he remain content with his Frankendoll?

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Bearcat52
Feb 22, 2016

Very unique , loved the main characters. Romantic.

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organic69
Jan 25, 2016

Enjoyable.

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mjayh
Nov 15, 2014

An okay movie. The premise grows a bit tedious after a while--or did for me anyway.

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hammer59
Aug 11, 2014

Clever and imaginative work of film. Hard to believe it was written by such a young person, but what an imagination!

Overlooked gem.

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HannahHopkins
Jul 20, 2014

This is a good movie to watch if you interpreted it in the way that I interpreted it. My thought was that this was a movie that was made with the intent of deconstructing the 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' trope and demonstrating how women are more complex than one man's perception and expectations of her. So in that case I would say it is worth seeing.

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jonnybroom
Apr 08, 2014

Imaginative. Interesting plot twists and slightly offbeat characters. Recommended.

hania4987 Mar 06, 2014

a contemporary twist on the Pygmalion story ... the story is a little uneven, but everyone is very earnest in their portrayals. It would have been more whimsical if there had not been so many fbombs, but it is definitely worth seeing.

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Oct 27, 2013

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Jun 20, 2013

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