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
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If there are words that are up to the task of describing this movie, I don't know what they are. Victor Nunez's understanding of what it's like to be a young, single woman trying to carve out a life for herself totally blows the idea that men and women are from different worlds out of the water. Watching "Ruby in Paradise" is like tailing along behind this woman as she goes through life, experiencing the mundane and profound moments mixed together and trying to figure out which is which. Ruby is wonderfully strong, brave, kind, and imperfect, and just the kind of woman that I want to be.
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