We Elevators had the opportunity to pop along to Prudence Magazine’s premiere screening of Ruby Sparks in Cineworld last night. Here’s a little review of the movie for all those planning to head along this weekend.
Calvin (played by Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success in his early 20’s and is now a socially awkward, self loathing and stunted writer.
Inspired by his shrink and his dreams, he overcomes his writers block and creates a character named Ruby – the quintessential Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
His words become reality when he discovers that he has created a living, breathing person not to mention his perfect woman whom he has total control over if he so chooses, just by typing out an action or an attribute
This movie has all the hallmarks of an indie classic – quirkiness, charm, love-to-hate characters – while maintaining a certain romcom feel that may not be to everyone’s taste.
At best it’s a cautionary tale about men with God complexes, at worst it’s a nod to the fore father minimalism and self analysis, Woody Allen.