Rating: M 104’ coarse language, sexual references and drug use Cast: Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There is Blood), Zoe Kazan (Revolutionary Road, Me and Orson Wells), Chris Messina (Julie & Julia, Vicki, Christina, Barcelona, Argo), Annette Benning (American Beauty, The Kids Are Alright), Antonio Banderas (The Skin I live In, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Steve Coogan (The Trip, Tropic Thunder)
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine)
A young writer, Calvin, stunned the literary world with the genius of his first novel and is now attempting to catch up with some life experiences he sees necessary for his next. After a wild dream in which he meets and falls in love with a vibrant red-head, Calvin immediately takes to his type writer as he finds the impetus for his next work and is stunned to stumble upon a real life version of 'Ruby' whilst he's out walking the dog. Ruby is a young lady with whom Calvin immediately relates and her intuitive understanding of all of his needs leeds him to suspect that Ruby's entity may be driven by the words he types on his page...Ruby speaks French..."allez"! Calvin is in love; he has found the perfect woman with whom he can easily type away any unpleasentness until, he comes to realise that perfection may not be the answer and that what makes for true love is our unconditional acceptance of each other - warts and all!
"Don't look for sweet and embraceable. This movie is not afraid to show its claws. Like the spirited teamwork of Kazan and Dano, Ruby Sparks is honest, deep and true." Peter Travers Rolling Stone
"A sophisticated and beguiling romantic fable." Claudia Pigg USA Today
"Kazan proves fascinatingly game in the dual roles of creator and creation, assessing with her screenplay the weaknesses that drive men to pursue an elusive romantic paradigm while crafting for herself a role of some considerable range." William Goss orlando Weekly