7 November 2012 7:12 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Not enough critics or paying movie goers embraced Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris’ stellar “Ruby Sparks,” a smart, fascinating examination of the romantic life of a creature virtually designed to be alone — the writer. With one of the best scripts of the year courtesy of its luminous star, Zoe Kazan, this is a great rental, even if Sony has completely dropped the ball in terms of bonus material.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

A selfish writer stuck in a rut borne of the fear of the sophomore slump creates a dream girl that comes to life. What starts as a romantic drama becomes an insightful examination of control. Who’s more controlling than someone who is accustomed to craftiing characters who do whatever he writes them to do? Kazan’s script and performance are spectacular and supporting turns by Chris Messina and Steve Coogan are particularly memorable. I only wish that Sony had cobbled »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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