Mars Movie Review – Ruby Sparks


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Movie Info: Calvin (Dano) 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 (Kazan), 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. — (C) Fox Searchlight

Mars Review: Ruby Sparks is a profoundly sad tale of self-loathing masquerading as a cutesy romantic comedy.  While the ending certainly falls prey to the sort of things the rest of the movie is subverting, it throws enough curveballs into the typical Hollywood romcom formula to feel fresh. Ruby is sparklingly entertaining.

Stars: 3 out of 5