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A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

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Storyline

Calvin is a genius novelist who begins to type a new novel on his manual typewriter about Ruby, his dream girl. He can't believe his eyes, because the next day, Ruby becomes a real person, and they begin to have a beautiful relationship together. If the relationship isn't perfect, all Calvin has to do is simply type the words on the page and Ruby's actions change to what he needs. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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She's out of his mind.


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Rated R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use | See all certifications »

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6 September 2012 (Portugal)  »

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He Loves Me  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$140,822 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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$2,535,819 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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Trivia

The book that has been torn apart by Scotty the dog, is a copy of the novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger. Both the writer and the novel are referenced several times in the movie. See more »

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When continuing to write on a page with the typewriter, the main character inserts the page the wrong way. See more »

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Harry: I love Susie, but she's a weirdo. Sometimes, she's mean as fuck for no reason.
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Original, Interesting, Romantic
7 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The storyline is original and very well written. I thought it was great. It's not about superheroes or an action movie or a thriller or a blockbuster. So who would enjoy it? Geeks, smart people, romantics, sci- fi lovers ... Regarding the latter, I'm sure the writer was not thinking in terms of sci fi, but it meets my #1 criterion for great sci fi, namely, it changes one aspect of ordinary reality, preferably the here and now and not the distant future, and through that change gives insight into that ordinary reality that we live in. Despite its' being about impossible fiction, it seemed more real than most movies. A lot of the best writing has a writer as the main character - so maybe it's true that one should write about what one knows best. Of course, it's about romance and objectification as well and that's well done as well.


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