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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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Drama | Romance

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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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Ruby Lee Gissing: I heard that Hell is when all your dreams come true.
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Raised on Promises
Performed and Written by Sam Phillips
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Published by Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug
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31 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Victor Nunez imbues this unsentimental tale of a young woman's emotional journey with a sense of poetry seldom seen in cinema. By poetry I mean the sense in which the literary and the cinematic come into play. There is something very literary about the film, almost as if a novel has been adapted page by page to screen. In this sense, the film achieves depths many cannot; but it is also rather slow at other times, undercutting the depths it once achieved in favor of ennui. The film's star Ashley Judd has not yet made a better film than her debut here. She fits the role of lead Ruby like a glove, almost as if she didn't have to act. She has true movie star presence in the film, and hasn't really managed to convey the same allure in her later films, although she was impressive in Normal Life.


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