Ruby Sparks

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person."

Overall Ranking: 439 (Rank from 2012: # 15)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 46.15%
Regular 53.85%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Antonio Banderas (Mort)
  • Alia Shawkat (Mabel)
  • Paul Dano (Calvin)
  • Deborah Ann Woll (Lila)
  • Annette Bening (Gertrude)
  • Steve Coogan (Langdon Tharp)
  • Elliott Gould (Dr. Rosenthal)
  • Chris Messina (Harry)
  • Zoe Kazan (Ruby)
  • Aasif Mandvi (Cyrus Modi)
  • Wallace Langham (Warren)
  • Toni Trucks (Susie)
  • Eleanor Seigler (Mandi)
  • John F. Beach (Adam)
  • Jonathan Dayton (Director)

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