Ruby Sparks Reviews

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January 8, 2013
Sometimes it's worth surrendering to cinematic enchantments, and Ruby Sparks makes a pretty good case for its own magic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 12, 2012
If it pulls a few punches, and has an ending that seems pie in the sky, it is at least ambitious enough to dare to be something different.
October 11, 2012
Kazan's script is observant about how we try to control relationships - making this a smart, modern movie. And how often can you say that about a romcom?
October 11, 2012
A big waste of a lot of talent.
October 11, 2012
Maybe you could call this a fantromcom. Anyway, it's thoroughly enjoyable.
October 11, 2012
I wanted to send everyone in Ruby Sparks to a treatment centre for the terminally winsome. A de-schmaltz clinic.
October 11, 2012
Kazan's living doll is a hilarious and definitive creation: after her, we need never again suffer through a quirky romance involving beanie hats.
September 20, 2012
It's a witty, appealing romantic comedy with a surprising edge, a cleverly written and deftly acted exploration of what happens when dreams appear to become reality, and the emotional stakes are raised.
September 20, 2012
So it falls short - which makes it an especially frustrating experience. There's so much to like and so many potentially interesting ideas to embrace that I really wanted it to work.
August 10, 2012
Sneaks up on you with deep questions, discomfiting insights and more emotional punch than you may expect.
August 9, 2012
Ruby Sparks opts for a seemingly darker but ultimately easier resolution, one that involves magic and fantasy and the sort of neat, happily-ever-after finales that only exist in movies.
August 3, 2012
Kazan carries the film with a disarmingly sweet performance.
August 3, 2012
The meta-fiction concept of characters interacting with their creator is hardly original, but it's neatly packaged here by Kazan herself, who wrote the script for this clever little charmer.
August 3, 2012
"Ruby Sparks" is a film about the wonder of, and the limits of, magic. Believe and enjoy.
August 3, 2012
Sparklingly entertaining.
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