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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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Zoe Kazan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Calvin Weir-Fields
Zoe Kazan ... Ruby Sparks
Chris Messina ... Harry
Annette Bening ... Gertrude
Antonio Banderas ... Mort
Aasif Mandvi ... Cyrus Modi
Steve Coogan ... Langdon Tharp
Toni Trucks ... Susie
Deborah Ann Woll ... Lila
Elliott Gould ... Dr. Rosenthal
Alia Shawkat ... Mabel
Jane Anne Thomas Jane Anne Thomas ... Saskia
John F. Beach ... Adam
Eleanor Seigler Eleanor Seigler ... Mandi
Emma Julia Jacobs ... Party Goer at Langdon's
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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

He Loves Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$140,822, 29 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,540,106

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,128,263
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The eccentric house that Calvin's mother Gertrude in which lives is supposed to be in Big Sur, but it is actually a house in the Hollywood Hills that once belonged to Sid Krofft. Much of the dialogue in that scene describing material details about the house was written on the spot based on the actual owner's tour of the place on the day of the shoot. See more »

Goofs

In their way to Big Sur, when they stop a while near the sea and leave the car, Ruby is carrying a purse. Immediately later, when they are playing "who kills the other first" you can see no purse at all. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Weir-Fields: The only reason girls ever want to sleep with me is that they read my book in high school.
Harry: So?
Calvin Weir-Fields: So they're not interested in me, they're interested in... some idea of me.
Harry: That's why you have to work out. So they'll want you for your body.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Jay Kaplan who brought love and magic to everyone he met. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Attracted to You
Written by Leon Silver
Performed by Buddy Stuart
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Calvin creates a real girl out of his writing
8 August 2012 | by soulygalSee all my reviews

It is an honest movie. In the beginning it is cute and funny, but then it quickly turns very serious and a little bit dark. Calvin creates a very similar relationship, to his last, with a woman who appears after he writes about her. It is a movie about their struggles as he attempts to create his perfect relationship by changing it on paper. It is a beautifully written story. Most movies today are about the special effects and don't have enough of the story. This movie is full of story and a great one. You will leave the movie theater feeling like you just watched a really great movie! Must see! This is what movie making should be about.


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