Ruby Sparks

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"She's Out Of His Mind."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 7.2  (105,321)
  • 67

Ruby Sparks is a romantic comedy-drama from 2012 that takes us on a journey through the trials and tribulations of a young writer named Calvin played by Paul Dano. The movie, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, follows Calvin, a struggling writer who finds himself in a creative block after the success of his first book. He is also dealing with his fear of loneliness and commitment-phobia. As someone who has dealt with writer's block before, we can easily sympathize with Calvin’s mental and emotional challenges.

Calvin’s life takes a turn when he begins to have vivid dreams about a beautiful, quirky woman named Ruby played by Zoe Kazan. After a few weeks, Calvin realizes that he can bring Ruby to life by writing about her. He starts creating her character on paper, describing her quirky personality and her unique lifestyle. And the miracle happens – Ruby Sparks enters Calvin’s life, in the flesh!

As Calvin begins to explore the genuine connection with Ruby and starts a real-life relationship with her, he also discovers that he has an incredible power with his writing. Whatever he writes down, Ruby does! She becomes the perfect woman for him, someone who he has always wanted in his life. The movie takes us through the ups and downs of their relationship and how Calvin handles the pressure and weight of his god-like power.

The storyline of Ruby Sparks takes a unique approach to the romantic-comedy genre. The movie explores the ideas of human emotions, creativity, free will, and identity. Calvin’s new lifestyle with Ruby forces him to reevaluate his identity and the person he wants to be. The concept of Calvin bringing some of his fantasies to life helps him realize what he wants in life and helps him face his fears head-on. The writers have done an amazing job of creating a fictional character while highlighting the importance of personal growth.

The cast performances are top-notch. Paul Dano delivers an incredible performance as a young writer who is struggling between his art and his emotions. Dano portrays the ups and downs of his character’s emotional turmoil perfectly, taking the audience on a heartfelt journey with him. Zoe Kazan also delivers an amazing performance as Ruby, the whimsical girl-next-door who captures Calvin’s heart. She delivers the perfect mixture of humor, quirkiness, and emotional depth. Annette Bening, who plays Calvin’s mother, Gertrude, is also a delight to watch. Bening brings her unique charm to the mother character and delivers yet another memorable performance. The chemistry between the cast members is indeed a highlight of the movie.

The cinematography and direction of Ruby Sparks are also commendable. The bright and vibrant color palette, the use of natural light, and the attention to detail make for a visually pleasing movie. The writers have done an incredible job of making the film fun, sincere, and heartwarming without falling into traditional romantic-comedy tropes. Instead, they use the plot’s novel concept to show us the importance of personal growth and self-discovery.

Overall, Ruby Sparks is a beautifully crafted, romantic comedy-drama movie that breaks away from traditional rom-com plot lines. It’s heartwarming, hilarious, and relatable all at the same time. The cast and crew have done an exceptional job of crafting the characters, storyline, and direction of the film. Its unique concept and heartfelt message make it a must-watch movie for anyone looking to be reminded of the significance of self-discovery and personal growth.

Ruby Sparks is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 67.

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