If you're looking for something light and lovely to finish out the summer before worrisome and weighty films fill theaters this fall, catch"Ruby Sparks"before it floats out to sea.
Starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, it is a smarter-than-most romantic comedy that begins with writer's block.
Dano plays the writer, but Kazan actually wrote the movie. In the real world they're a couple, so it's all kind of sweet.
In the film, the block breaks when Calvin (Dano) starts to put the girl he's been dreaming about onto the page.
Suddenly Ruby (Kazan) comes to life, literally, and in short order his novel and his new romance are going swimmingly — until the real world threatens to mess with perfection, tempting Calvin to rewrite Ruby to suit his fancy.