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Ruby in Paradise (1994)

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Critic Reviews: 2
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Florida-based independent filmmaker Victor Nuņez gave young actress Ashley Judd her breakthrough role with his original script about a woman taking to the road to escape her past and forge a new future for herself. Feeling smothered and confused after the death of her mother, Ruby Lee Gissing flees her Tennessee home. She drives south to the panhandle of Florida, because she has always dreamed of living near the ocean. Mildred Chambers (Dorothy Lyman), the owner of a souvenir shop, hires her as

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Art House & International, Drama

Apr 20, 1994

October Films

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (1)

Nunez's best film to date--The nominal plot is less important than the sharp observation of how a young woman in crisis (Ashley Judd at the top of her form) deals with life's inevitable frustrations until she reaches inner quietness.

December 24, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Judd shines like the movie star she was destined to become.

July 15, 2003
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

A great film about a woman running from her life and inadvertantly finding it.

February 26, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

Focuses on the inner life of one sensitive young woman as she ponders the meaning of love, loneliness, fear, intimacy and independence.

August 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Judd is a most appealing performer with great screen presence. Here is your chance to see a genuine rising star in the early stages of her career.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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One of the best evocations of smalltown living, capturing the mundane emptiness and the yearning for more from life. Ashley Judd is really great in this as Ruby trying to find a way to break free from her retail sales & trailer park existence.
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