Cinema Preview: Ruby Sparks

OUT OCTOBER 12TH

SYNOPSIS

A young novelist who achieved overwhelming success in his early career, Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano), is as stuck in a never-ending mess of writer’s block as he is in his struggle to find love. Finally, he creates Ruby, a character that inspires him, a perfect woman he could imagine spending his entire life with. Soon, word becomes flesh and reality as he finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan) sitting on his couch a week later.

SHOULD YOU SEE IT?

In the run up to its release Ruby Sparks has been well received by the critics, more or less. The trailer shows off the movie as fast-paced and romantic, a love story that many have dreamed of, but it also shows quite a bit of the movie, and that can be a bad sign. Often, when a trailer shows so much happening across so many different sequences it can mean that not a lot actually happens in the full movie, and who wants that?

VERDICT?

Despite this, Ruby Sparks shows promise and blows a breath of fresh air, or rather a splash of fresh ink, into the slightly tired rom-com genre. It also stars the tall geeky kid from The Girl Next Door, whose career seems to be on the up of late.

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