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Ruby Sparks Reviews

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January 26, 2018
Screenwriter/actress Zoe Kazan shows signs of potential, but she fluffs up Sparks instead of examining its darker elements.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 11, 2017
Ruby Sparks is a snazzy and thought-provoking debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2017
It doesn't not work-there's too much genuinely great stuff going on.
September 20, 2016
Ruby Sparks is a good little cute 'n' clever (dare I call it... quirky?) movie, and it's possible that the degree to which I'm frustrated with it is solely due to the fact that I hoped for something different, something more.
April 17, 2016
"Ruby Sparks" is a uniquely palatable concoction - part Woody Allen, part John Hughes, part Rod Serling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2015
There's no shortage of interesting ideas submerged here. Too bad it's such a slog to sit through.
November 25, 2013
Ruby Sparks is an honest, entertaining, and insightful picture that, despite a very 'filmy' happy ending, offers up an amusingly frank deconstruction of the 'dream girl' idea that pervades much modern fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2013
Having established this whimsical dream-come-true situation, the film now sneakily subverts it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 26, 2013
Kazan the writer asks a lot of Kazan the actress, putting her through an emotional wringer while also calling upon her to convincingly traverse a path from happiness to humiliation without missing a beat. She seldom disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 6, 2013
It's a refreshing take for a rom-com, and when you add in a healthy dose of humour, it makes for an enjoyable and intelligent treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2013
The hit and miss nature of Ruby Sparks is a surprise given it's from the same duo that brought us Little Miss Sunshine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 8, 2013
Ruby Sparks feels like the best Woody Allen movie Woody Allen never made.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2013
Sometimes it's worth surrendering to cinematic enchantments, and Ruby Sparks makes a pretty good case for its own magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 8, 2013
Sure it's been done before -- man brings ideal woman to life -- but not quite like Ruby Sparks. And that sets this film up to be a smart and romantic low-key comedy that goes beyond expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
If the result feels like a Pinocchio story that spends too much time with Geppetto, or a takedown of narcissism that never breaks free of what it's critiquing, Dano nonetheless makes Calvin compelling company.
January 8, 2013
Kazan winds up indulging in the very wish-fulfillment she initially sets out to deconstruct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 8, 2013
Ruby Sparks flirts with preciousness and has less fun with its premise than it could have, but that's because it's actually a gently touching metaphorical drama about the real essence of love.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 8, 2013
Screenwriter/actress Kazan's theory seems to have been that if she's going to write herself a part, she might as well make it a crackerjack one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
Even with the draggy pacing, though, the actors and the central idea are so good that Dayton and Faris never lose us completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 8, 2013
Ruby Sparks might have been more fun if Cal were written to be expansive instead of a worrywart in the middle-aged Matthew Broderick mode.
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