Thursday, October 4, 2012
Short Cut Review: Ruby Sparks
A Short Cut Movie Review is normally less than 400 words, but in some cases may go slightly over. This is my attempt to keep writing about as many films as I see without getting bogged down with trying to find more to say. They are meant to be brief snapshots of my reaction to a movie without too much depth.
A wonderfully written little romantic comedy that plays on the notion that the early stages of a relationship are the best part. Even when Calvin's girlfriend is entirely his fictional creation come to life, things turn dour as Ruby exhibits wants, desires and personality. It's not afraid to take us into dark places, and smartly avoids the immature and base humor that is the hallmark of most contemporary romantic comedies.