Dano plays a struggling writer trying to find an idea for his next book. He somehow stumbles into a weird situation when a character he creates comes to life. It’s a situation that has come to life before in various films, but Ruby Sparks tackles the dilemma with complexity and realism it’s almost creepy in moments.
It’s an incredibly charming and sincere film that scratches just the right areas. Dano and Kazan’s performances drive the film into becoming something special, but it’s also the story’s handling of the entire situation that makes Ruby Sparks something of a rarity.
Our very own Jonathan Lack wasn’t as pleased with the film as I. He had this to say about the film in his review:
Ruby Sparks means well, but I believe it is an awful film, an unintentionally uncomfortable experience I’d like to forget about as soon as possible.
Love it or hate it, Ruby Sparks will be coming to Blu-Ray later this month with a 1080p video transfer, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track and the following bonus material:
- Behind the Story
- Real-Life Couples: Co-Stars & Directors
- Be Careful What You Wish For
- Theatrical Trailer
- Sneak Peeks of: The Sessions, The Blu-ray Experience and Lola Versus
- Getting to Know the Cast
- Los Angeles: The Other Character
Ruby Sparks will be available to own on October 30th, 2012.