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Ruby in Paradise (1993)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  November 1993 (USA)
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Ruby, a young woman, arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. She gets work as a sales clerk in a souvineer shop run by Mildred Chambers. She dates, and... See full summary »

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Ruby Lee Gissing
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Mike McCaslin
Bentley Mitchum ...
Ricky Chambers
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Rochelle Bridges
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Mildred Chambers
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Debrah Ann
Felicia Hernández ...
Persefina
Divya Satia ...
Indian Singer
Bobby Barnes ...
Wanda
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TV Weather Anchor (as Sharon M. Lewis)
Paul E. Mills ...
TV Evangelist
Brik Berkes ...
Jimmy
Abigail McKelvey ...
Canadian Tourist
Kristina Daman ...
Bar Manager
Mark Limmer ...
Spinnaker D.J.
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Ruby, a young woman, arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. She gets work as a sales clerk in a souvineer shop run by Mildred Chambers. She dates, and sleeps with, Ricky Chambers, Mildred's conceited son, but breaks off with him when she finds she's just another conquest. She gets involved with Mike, a left-wing greenhouse worker. As the seasons change, Ruby's relationships with others and herself go through metamorphoses as she makes choices and discoveries establishing her own identity. A character study. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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A woman's search for herself

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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November 1993 (USA)  »

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O Sol do Paraíso  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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$1,001,437 (USA)
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Ricky Chambers: You know most people are only two paychecks away from the streets. Did you know that?
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The Best Coming-Of-Age Movie I Have Ever Seen !
14 September 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie I ever saw Ashley Judd in and the first film of Victor Nunez' that I ever say, and boy am I glad I did. Its' quiet tone, its' relaxed pace, its' realistic depiction of a young woman just starting out in life, its' fine depiction of the struggles she has to go through to make her mark in life, the decisions she makes based on real things, the people she meets - there is nothing wrong with this movie. It is as close to movie magic as I have ever seen outside of the " Star Wars " movies, and, given what those films are like, that means this film deserves a high rating indeed. Ashley Judds' acting, Mr. Nunez'writing, and its' great simple worthwhile story make this a fine coming-of-age story and a wonderful movie.


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