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Ruby Sparks

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

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About the Movie

Now on Digital HD. From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes an engaging and charming romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan. Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan), who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life – it also brings Ruby to life – literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once-virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself. Also starring Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Elliott Gould, Ruby Sparks is an inspired coming of age story that proves true love can be magical.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 174
  • Fresh: 136
  • Rotten: 38
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Ruby Sparks flirts with preciousness and has less fun with its premise than it could have, but that's because it's actually a gently touching metaphorical drama about the real essence of love. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jan 8, 2013

Fresh: If the result feels like a Pinocchio story that spends too much time with Geppetto, or a takedown of narcissism that never breaks free of what it's critiquing, Dano nonetheless makes Calvin compelling company. – Justin Chang, Variety, Jan 8, 2013

Fresh: Sometimes it's worth surrendering to cinematic enchantments, and Ruby Sparks makes a pretty good case for its own magic. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jan 8, 2013

Rotten: Kazan winds up indulging in the very wish-fulfillment she initially sets out to deconstruct. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jan 8, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Playfully adorable!!! Sharp comedy!!



Probably the most as sine, silly and worst movie I've ever seen.

Buying this

If your a person who loves movies like eternal sunshine of the spotless mind or its kind of a funny story, then this movie is perfect for you

Ruby Sparks
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2013

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