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7.11.12

Ruby Sparks on DVD and Meet the Stars in LA Nov 8th


I love watching movies... and  I do enjoy the ones that make you think.
Seeing the previews for Ruby Sparks and the cover art for the movie...
I was eager to see if this was going to be one that made me think, or just had me lost...
I think it actually did a little of both.

Ruby Sparks .... the tag line is " She's out of his mind."
Long story short... Calvin is a "genius" writer that has been having hard time with a case of writers block.  Then, he dreams of this girl and decides to write about her... He names her Ruby and then starts to develop her character background as he writes the story...
Slowly but surely, Calvin falls in love with the character he is creating...
The thing is... the character comes to life!!!
He is freaking out trying to see if he has gone completely nuts, or what is going on...
Even his brother feels he has lost his mind! 
So, he does a "test" to see if she is real... and then completes other "tests" to prove that she is real.
I was lost as to how the whole concept... I mean, it is just a movie, but I was trying to see if it was going to be one of those weird movies that would have me all lost at the end... I don't think it did, but then again, I could have missed things!!!
I did feel bad for the Ruby character.. as well as Calvin...
To need/want to be loved that bad...

Synopsis:
From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a “charming and delightful” (Marshall Fine, Huffingtonpost.com) romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan.  Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) 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. Also starring Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Elliott Gould, Ruby Sparks is a smart coming-of-age story that proves true love can be remarkably magical.              


If you are looking for a "different" movie to watch, I think that this would be a decent one to watch.  I can not say it was a great movie that I would watch again and again, but it did make you think.. At least it made me think about how sad it is that someone would need/want love that bad... Don't get me wrong, I love to love and be loved... but Calvin...   it was just sad.... Although, I will say, Calvin's brother is the typical mans man... ha ha... watch to see what I mean!!!!
Also, if you are in or near L.A. this Thursday night,
the 8th of November...   Head out and meet the stars of Ruby Sparks while you "recharge."

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

1 comment:

  1. This actually looks like my kind of movie. I like weird quarky films. I loved Little Miss Sunshine so I will have to see this one! Thanks for introducing it to me!

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