MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,013 this week

Ruby Blue (2007)

 -  Drama  -  25 April 2008 (UK)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 191 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 6 critic

An elderly man's innocent friendship with an eight year old girl is tarnished by the assumptions of a community when the little girl goes missing.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 620 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 207 titles
created 21 Oct 2011
 
a list of 322 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 22 Dec 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ruby Blue" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ruby Blue (2007)

Ruby Blue (2007) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ruby Blue.
5 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally... See full summary »

Director: Bob Hoskins
Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Zoë Nathenson, Zoë Wanamaker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Glimcher
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A silent comedy. Two accident-prone plumbers go to fix the plumbing at a home for retired gentle-folk on the coldest day of the year in Finland. Everything that can go wrong for these ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Sykes
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Eric Sykes, Eila Roine
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

She falls in love with a broken down former NYC hotel doorman, who tells Judith vaguely that he was in the hotel business.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Wendy Hiller
Last Orders (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay
Outlaw (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Rupert Friend
Go Go Tales (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A screwball comedy centered on a Manhattan go-go dancing club, where a financial struggle between the owner, his accountant and his silent partner brother threatens the business's future.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Stars: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins
Live Virgin (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A woman, fed up with her father's double standards, decides to lose her virginity.

Director: Jean-Pierre Marois
Stars: Mark Adair-Rios, Jason Bercy, Brian Bloom
Blue Ice (1992)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A former British secret service agent falls for an American woman and becomes entangled in a web of espionage.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Michael Caine, Sean Young, Ian Holm
Parting Shots (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After learning he is dying from cancer an failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Chris Rea, Felicity Kendal, John Cleese
The Englishman's Boy (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A movie producer in 1920s Hollywood tries to track down an elusive Western star for his next picture.

Stars: Alden Adair, Ryland Alexander, Kent Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jody Latham ...
Ian
...
Jessica Stewart ...
Shannon Tomkinson ...
Sean Wilton ...
Angelica O'Reilly ...
Ashley McGuire ...
...
Michael Mills ...
Sam Talbot ...
Corinna Powlesland ...
Lisa Payne ...
Rebecca Clow ...
Edit

Storyline

Jack (Bob Hoskins) is consumed by guilt and past regret. He is hated by his son and abused by local youths. The death of his wife leaves Jack lost and alone in his self loathing. Hope arrives in the unlikely form of eight year old, Florrie, when she moves in next door and delights in Jack's neglected racing pigeons, unwittingly rekindling his own love for the birds. When his glamorous French neighbour, Stephanie (Josiane Balasko) takes pity on him, Jack cannot help but fall for her charms. When gradually his innocent friendship with Florrie is thrown into question when the girl goes missing and Stephanie reveals a well kept secret, Jack's life is thrown into turmoil. His son comes to his defence amidst the local mob mentality and Jack finally faces his own prejudices to win back Stephanie's love. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To have a future, you have to let your past go free.

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ruby Red Chequer  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£350,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Stephanie: [looking at the graffiti on Jack's house] What means "Pede"?
Jack: She thinks I interfere with kids.
Stephanie: Pédophile?
See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie En Rose
(Louiguy/Piaf)
Sung by Josiane Balasko
Piano played by Christine Croshaw
Child's Accordion played by Richard Davenport
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Interesting 'little' British film
26 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Once again my role as a film selector for my local film club has proffered me the chance to view a film before it is released to the general public, either via cinema or DVD. In the most recent case it was the new film from director Jan Dunn - whose 'Gypo' recently won some excellent reviews from the critics, then disappeared without trace.

Unfortunately I can see a similar fate befalling this film, not because it is a bad film, but simply because it just falls short of having that little something that really successful films have. With Bob Hoskins in the leading role of Jack, a much put-upon, often misunderstood man with a dark past, a touch of class is given to the film - even in those stinkers (ie 'Hook') that Hoskins has appeared in he has brought a touch of class! Backed up by an excellent performance by Josiane Balasko, and some sterling work by the supporting cast all the ingredients appear to be there for an outstanding film, but...

What lets the film down is the fact that the story lines running throughout are all a little obvious. The central concept of a man hitting rock bottom via things happening that are out of his control, rising up, falling again and finding some sort of peace in the end is not a new concept by any means, and here it is only the odd little twist, and the aforementioned performances from the leads, that rise this film above the level of a better than average made-for-TV-movie.

No doubt this film will turn up late night on one of the many film channels on TV, in Britain it will most likely be Film 4 or Sky Movies Drama. If it does then it is worth checking out, there is enjoyment and drama to be had via watching, but just don't expect to come away thinking that you have watched a classic in the making!


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Meaning of title? notvertigo
Showing at Lantern Media Festival in September! Brite_Spark
DVD released notvertigo
Song from trailer? thomasholm197-1
Discuss Ruby Blue (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page