Movie Review #2: Ruby Sparks (2012)

Director:  Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Producers by: Albert Berger
Ron Yerxa

Written by: Zoe Kazan

Starring: Zoe Kazan

Paul Dano

Annette Bening

Antonio Banderas

Chris Messina

I heard of this movie about a year ago, yet, it wasn’t until last weekend that I finally got around to watching it.

Let me start off by saying that if you have watched and liked 500 Days of Summer I am fairly sure you will like this one too. The story revolves around Calvin, a young writer who is going throug a somewhat nervous breakdown while he is struggling with his first breakthrough novel. Right now, I am divided between telling you the whole storyline or letting you figure it out by yourselves. I think I am settling for the second option.

What I am going to tell you though is that Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan showed an exemplary chemistry on screen. That of course is no suprise since they actually are a couple off-screen. There is also Antonio Banderas whom I did not recognize at first because of how quierky he was and Annette Bening who is forever and always perfect in any role she plays, in my humble opinion.

I think this perfectly displays how easy it is to idolize a partner in a relationship and how, no matter what, you always find yourself trying to change that person into something they are not. I am afraid that if I say more, I will disclose too much so I am just going to invite you to watch the movie and let me know what you think of it!

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