Monday, January 14, 2013
Ruby Sparks by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2012 (R)
with Paul Dano (Looper, Knight and Day), Zoe Kazan (It's Complicated), Chris Messina (Argo, Julie and Julia), Annette Bening (The Kids are All right), Antonio Banderas (The Other Man, La Piel Que Habito, Haywire), Aasif Mandvi, Steve Coogan (Our Idiot Brother), Toni Trucks, Deborah Ann Woll, Elliott Gould, Alia Shawkat
Duration: 104 minutes
In an effort to conquer his writer's block, a young novelist -- who's having trouble duplicating the success of his earlier work -- jots down all the attributes of his dream girl. But things get weird when she suddenly comes to life.
Don't you find Paul Dano irritating? It seems his characters are not able to be happy. The guy with the funky face cannot be normal, right? So, here is another story of a writer, quite successful at his work, quite not in real life, that needs to invent his partner, but since it is not easy to be in a relationship, alters her into driving her crazy. Quite predictable, but with some dark embarrassing feeling to it, which is quite well done. I wouldn't say I had a good time, because the movie is about an unbearable guy, but the realism is quite effective. If you are up for this, then I recommend.