Thursday, December 20, 2012
Movie Review: Ruby Sparks.
I was really excited to watch this movie. I had been stalking it since right before it was released in theaters. I was reading an article about Zoe Kazan, whom I love because she is extremely interesting, and she mentioned she had written a movie and was going to star in it with her real life boyfriend, Paul Dano (whom I also love). I was beyond stoked.... until I found out it only had a limited release and wasn't coming anywhere near where I live, rude! So I patiently waited until it came out on DVD and promptly ran to the video store that very day... it was gone. So finally last Friday I went to try again and it was finally there.
Ruby Sparks follows Calvin (Dano), a Salinger-like author who wrote a best selling novel at nineteen. Calvin is having a bad year between a break up from his girlfriend of five years and writer's block. Calvin is the kind of guy who buys a dog so he can meet people, but it's just his luck that Scotty (named after F. Scott Fitzgerald), is just as afraid of people as he is.