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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Paul Dano
Antonio Banderas
Annette Bening
Steve Coogan
Elliott Gould
zoe kazan
Directors
Jonathan Dayton
Valerie Faris
Screenwriters
Running Time
104 minutes

Ruby Sparks
Dream Girl, Interrupted


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Plot
Blocked author Calvin (Dano) dreams of a girl named Ruby (Kazan), and when he writes about her she comes to life, exactly as he described her. But having literally met the girl of his dreams, how long before he tires of the quirks and foibles he created?


Verdict
Six years after Little Miss Sunshine, Dayton and Faris deliver a comedy that sparkles with wit and substance. But from the script to her portrayal of the title character, Ruby Sparks belongs to Zoe Kazan, who joins the likes of Sarah Polley and Brit Marling in the rarified ranks of actress/screenwriter double-threats.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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