|Ruby Sparks Cover|
Calvin is a genius novelist who begins to type a new novel on his manual typewriter about Ruby, his dream girl. He can't believe his eyes, because the next day, Ruby becomes a real person, and they begin to have a beautiful relationship together. If the relationship isn't perfect, all Calvin has to do is simply type the words on the page and Ruby's actions change to what he needs. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy).
Everyone who watched Little Miss Sunshine (2006) must be having a high expectation when they are seeing the trailer or poster of Ruby Sparks. We all know how fun was made through the movie and indeed what a lovely movie it was. But comparing it with Ruby Sparks maybe a little bit miscued. Ruby Sparks convey a romantic fantasy story with less comedy but still carries a lovely input of feelings in it. Jonathan Dayton is once again directed a good display of a story.
This movie brings you to an induced feeling of how someone is given a grace to see a miracle in his life but somehow moved his feet on a wrong step, but eventually find his way back. There are a lot to learn from its story, about relationships. A real love story may be a little bit more exciting to watch but this is not bad at all. You do not really expect a magical love story these days, do you? I must say agree to Karen Durbin that it was a magical, modern day love story. Other thing, I always admire the imagination a writer has to create a story about a writer. You see, creating a writer in a story is like a layered idea. A created imagination inside imagination.
Paul Dano is simply the star of this movie. Having him again after Little Miss Sunshine was not a mistake at all. His role as a genius writer is solid and genuine. He put his best performance as a lonesome yet a brilliant tank of idea. Zoe Kazan played his role as a created girl in Calvin's life well. Interesting how they combine the character of these two casts. Not to mention the supporting roles of Chris, Annette and Antonio which give refreshing set of the story. It may not be the best love story of all but it surely is a good one.
One might expect a little bit better than Little Miss Sunshine but I must say this one is not even less in most aspects.