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  1. 1. ‘Ruby Sparks’: Pure imagination - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:39 PM Like 208k Register Login Businesses Food Movies Events Select a movie Select a cinema Search SG HUNGRYGOWHERE SHOPPING MOVIES EVENTS BEST DEALS TRAVEL NEWS MORE Home > Movies > ‘Ruby Sparks’: Pure imagination See what your friends are reading Most Popular Ah Boys To Men: Part 2 - inSing.com... ‘Ruby Sparks’: Pure imagination Journey To The West - inSing.com Movies by Wang Dexian Ah Boys To Men: Part 1 - inSing.com... inSing.com - 19 September 2012 9:00 AM | Updated 11:13 AM A Good Day To Die Hard - inSing.com... Ah Boys to Men Part 2: A perfect... Tweet 0 Like 2 people like this. Be the first of your friends. Subscribe to Newsletter Get e-mail updates on Food, Movies, Movie Details | Watch Trailer | Photo Gallery | Buy tickets Shopping and Events in Singapore plus Contests & Giveaways! Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Given Name Family Name ‘Ruby Sparks’ is a brand new romantic comedy directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the Email Address husband and wife team behind indie darling ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. This equally quirky offering is about a prodigal novelist, Calvin Weir-Fields whose character comes to life and eventually falls in love with him. Calvin is suffering from writers block trying to write a follow up to his majorly successful first novel. He is given an assignment by his therapist to write a page about his dog Scotty, who he is somewhat embarrassed by. This eventually serves as the spark that gets Calvin writing again as he dreams about a young woman that draws a picture of him and Scotty that very night. He names her Ruby Sparks and starts writing feverishly about her and soon realizes that he is falling in love with her. His writer’s block finally goes away when stops doubting his work and starts writing about ahttp://movies.insing.com/feature/ruby-sparks-movie-review/id-fe5e3f00 Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. ‘Ruby Sparks’: Pure imagination - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:39 PM character he loves, but is it okay to fall in love with a character you write? It gets even more troubling when he wakes up one day and Rubys in his house, having apparently materialized herself from thin air. ‘Ruby Sparks’ is an intelligently written and nicely acted little film. Paul Dano plays Calvin, a weird multi-dimensional character with an understated calmness. Calvin isnt just struggling with writers block, he lacks a social life and is awkward around people including his own family. When he first dreams of Ruby, he starts writing with an enthusiasm that is impossible to not feel happy for him. When Ruby finally appears in front of him, it shakes up his life. Experts Food Shopping Movies Beckii Dr Leslie Tay EvelynCOnline Bagaholicboy Movie Lover CinemaChen ‘The Delicacy’: The Prince Coffee All 5 best French bistros Bagaholicboy:stop- Unknown: A tale of Unforgettable House in delectable... Singapore turns Things films twists and Hainanese- motion Fun,... Old school Western French hot When sweet treats Beach So many delights atcome Win one of these bistros A complicated thriller Besides ‘ParaNorman’ in Roadarebypackages. best in unlikely are Neeson. town designer numbers! headed other stop-motion here - hereLiamthe 5 spots films that give CG... Beckii C Cinema... Movie... Bagaholicb... Featured Series Zoe Kazan is Ruby Sparks Movie Reviews Movie Reviews ‘Upside Down’: Is... ‘Parker’: A bloody... This leads to quite a few comedic scenes involving Calvins brother, Harry, who hilariously goes Food Shopping from being convinced that Calvin has lost his mind to being envious of Calvins ability to create Critics Reviews New Arrivals someone out of thin air. Zoe Kazan (who also wrote the script) is a delight as she imbues Ruby Interviews Tech Weekly New Opening with a fresh air of exuberance that lights up the screen whenever she appears, literally becoming Contests and the one “sparks” up Calvins life. Giveaways What’s New After all, she is the perfect embodiment of Calvins dreams. Hence, she does things like strutting Movies Events about while wearing bright leggings, watching zombie movie marathons and taking her panties off Trailer Feature Fun For Free while dancing. Shes everything Calvin wants to be but cannot be... and thats exactly why shes Movie Feature Preview Guide attractive to him. Movie Reviews Contests Interviews Announcement Weekend Guide Though the concept of characters meeting their creators isnt exactly new by now, its where the Art and Performing... film goes with it that makes it stand out from the rest. ‘Ruby Sparks’ starts off as a magical romance story but quickly cuts through the fluff of that to get to the darker, unsettling part of Search for feature articles dealing with relationships and the set of problems that come along with them. Through Calvins apparent lack of know-how in the relationship problem solving department, the film manages to become an intelligent commentary on a wide variety of subjects like idealism, the creative process, male ego and controlling behaviour in relationships. ‘Ruby Sparks’ isnt without its flaws, for example; it takes a while for the movie to really get going and is oddly paced but it does score in many other departments. Its consistently funny -- many scenes will have you bursting into laughter simply because of the pure absurdity of the situations. And many other scenes will leave you with questions of your own – such as whether its okay to be romancing and sleeping with a character you wrote. Ultimately, ‘Ruby Sparks’ is great because it doesnt pretend to be what it isnt. Its basically a beautifully written and acted film that thrives on the imagination of a simple “what if”.http://movies.insing.com/feature/ruby-sparks-movie-review/id-fe5e3f00 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. ‘Ruby Sparks’: Pure imagination - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:39 PM A thoughtful film that explores deep questions, ‘Ruby Sparks’ rises above the quirky facade that it puts up to become one of the more insightful films of the year. ‘Ruby Sparks’ opens in theatres 20 Sep 2012 Dexian or just Dex if you have an inability to pronounce Chinese names, is a fervent film lover whos known to read up on the most inane pieces of cinema trivia just so he has something to talk about when hes drunk. When hes not watching something, he can be found reading other useless Wikipedia articles on things like Nebulaphobia. You might also like Paid Distribution Body found at entrance ‘Hitchcock’ director James D’Arcy: The 50 Hottest Female of HDB carpark at Jalan Sacha Gervasi: “I loved ‘Hitchcock’ has framed Olympians of All Time Bukit Merah the idea of confounding so much of what (Rant Sports) (inSing News) the stereotype” filmmakers do (inSing Movies) (inSing Movies) [Powered by Outbrain] Bookmark Email Print Send to Mobile Share... Share Leave a comment 0 comments Add a comment... Post to Facebook Posting as Dexian Wang (Change) Comment Facebook social plugin Related Content Movie Reviews: ‘Upside Down’: Is ridiculous Movie Reviews: ‘Parker’: A bloody bore Movie Reviews: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’: Crash and burn Movie Reviews: ‘Hitchcock’: Spellbound Movies Features "Harry Potter" producer goes horror "Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs Ahmad Idham goes "Gangster" "The Grandmaster" to release in US Bryan Cranston fights "Godzilla" Catch the latest Singapore movies now Movies inSing.com About inSing Follow inSing RSS Feeds showing at all cinemas. Read movie Now Showing Business Search About Us reviews, check movie showtimes and Coming Soon HungryGoWhere Contact Us book your tickets at inSing.com Movies. Photo Galleries Shopping Careers Trailers Movies FAQ Showtimes Events Subscribe to Newsletter Latest Reviews Super Dealshttp://movies.insing.com/feature/ruby-sparks-movie-review/id-fe5e3f00 Page 3 of 4
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