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Ruby Sparks ()


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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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Cast

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Calvin Weir-Fields
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Ruby Sparks
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Harry
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Gertrude
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Mort
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Cyrus Modi
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Langdon Tharp
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Susie
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Lila
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Dr. Rosenthal
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Mabel
Jane Anne Thomas ...
Saskia
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Adam
Eleanor Seigler ...
Mandi
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Party Goer at Langdon's
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Warren
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Party Goer 1 - Hammer
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Part Goer 2 - Hammer
Michael Silverblatt ...
Michael Silverblatt
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Female Professor
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Sort of Weird Guy
Ole Olofson ...
Older Dude
Jack Levinson ...
Party Goer 2 - Book Release
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Party Goer 1 - Book Release
Casey Genton ...
Busboy
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Silverlake Passerby
Lindsay Fishkin ...
Box Office Teller
Claudia Bestor ...
Lecture Curator
Oscar ...
Scotty the Dog
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Linus Larrabee in Sabrina (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Rick L. Dean ...
Book Club Member (uncredited)
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Literary Fan (uncredited)
Brittany Lasky ...
Literary Fan (uncredited)
Diana Parros ...
Book Club Member (uncredited)
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Literary Fan (uncredited)
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Book Club Member (uncredited)
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Book Club Groupie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jonathan Dayton
Valerie Faris

Written by

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Zoe Kazan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Albert Berger ... producer
Paul Dano ... executive producer
Robert Graf ... executive producer
Zoe Kazan ... executive producer
T.K. Knowles ... associate producer
John O'Grady ... associate producer
Chuck Ryant ... associate producer
Ron Yerxa ... producer
Bart Lipton ... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)

Music by

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Nick Urata

Cinematography by

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Matthew Libatique ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pamela Martin

Editorial Department

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Ben Estrada ... colorist: dailies
Terel Gibson ... first assistant editor
Joshua Kirchmer ... editorial production assistant (as Josh Kirchmer)
Ken Lebre ... dailies producer
Christopher McDonald ... dailies operator
Mitch Paulson ... supervising digital colorist
Amy Pawlowski ... digital intermediate conform editor
Robert E. Phillips ... digital intermediate project manager (as Rob Phillips_)
Staci Pontius ... first assistant editor
Joachim Zell ... color management and calibration
Rosalie A. Staley ... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Justine Arteta ... (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner

Production Design by

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Judy Becker

Art Direction by

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Alexander Wei

Set Decoration by

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Matthew Flood Ferguson

Costume Design by

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Nancy Steiner

Makeup Department

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Kristin Berge ... hair department head
Curran Crockett ... hair stylist
Angel Radefeld ... key makeup artist (as Angel Radfield-Wright)
Michael S. Ward ... key hair stylist
Torsten Witte ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Daniel R. Chavez ... executive in charge of production
Robert Graf ... unit production manager
Bart Lipton ... production supervisor
J.M. Logan ... post-production supervisor
Lindsay Rosaaen ... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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J.E. Barrows ... second second assistant director
Robert E. Kay ... second assistant director
Thomas Patrick Smith ... first assistant director
Cecilia Sweatman ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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David Brace ... leadman
Colleen Broderick ... buyer
Susannah Carradine ... art department coordinator
Chad R. Davis ... on-set dresser
Jon De Pabon ... gang boss
Ursula Glaviano ... set dresser
Aaron A. Goffman ... set master
Dwayne Grady ... property master (as Dwayne David Grady)
Anne Hyvarinen ... paint foreman
Charles Kern ... standby painter
Alexander Linde ... art department assistant (as Alex Linde)
Cynthia Martinez ... greens
Joe Mason ... art department production assistant
Geoff McFetridge ... artist: The Girlfriend book cover
Michael O'Donnell ... additional leadman
James Pollack ... set dresser (as James S. Pollack)
Aaron Rodriguez ... standby painter (as Aaron Greengrass Rodriguez)
Wilfredo Antonio Sola ... set dresser (as Antonio Sola)
Ann Urich ... assistant props
Wayne White ... artist: Heartbroken Old Times book cover
Alexandra Wiesenfeld ... artist: Ruby's artwork
Peter Zeman ... set dresser
Michael Buha ... set dresser (uncredited)
Jon De Pabon ... painter (uncredited)
Jane Fitts ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David A. Arnold ... dialogue editor
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
William Cawley ... assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley)
Johnna Chism ... assistant sound editor
David Lee Fein ... foley artist (as David Fein)
Jamie Gambell ... cable person
Albert Gasser ... foley editor
Aaron Glascock ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Randall L. Johnson ... boom person (as Randy Johnson)
Skip Lievsay ... re-recording mixer
Howard London ... adr mixer
Stefano Mascitti ... synchronization
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Jason Oliver ... adr mixer
Sonny Pettijohn ... assistant sound editor
Curt Schulkey ... dialogue editor
Edward Tise ... sound mixer
Byron Wilson ... supervising sound editor
Ryan Young ... adr recordist (as Ryan D. Young)
Greg Cosh ... boom operator (uncredited)
Mark Purcell ... dubbing recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Kirsten Anderson ... visual effects production manager: Brickyard VFX
Jeff Blodgett ... visual effects production manager: Brickyard VFX
Gina Downing ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Henrique Ghersi ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Robin Hobart ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Linda Jackson ... visual effects coordinator: Brickyard VFX
Geoff McAuliffe ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Evan Paras ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Patrick Poulatian ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Chris Sonia ... visual effects artist: Brickyard VFX
Mandy Sorenson ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Wade Allen ... stunt coordinator
Arturo Dickey ... stunts (as Arturo Joe Dickey)
Barron Gunter ... stunts
Chris Nielsen ... stunts
Allan Padelford ... stunts
Pat Romano ... stunt coordinator (as Patrick Romano)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary Bevans ... diu
Kyle Bryson ... electrician
William Clouter ... grip
James Coffin ... best boy grip
Tana Dubbe ... key grip
Randy Dye ... best boy electric
Jeff Ferrero ... gaffer
Shun Goldin ... grip (as Sgun S. Goldin)
Colin Hudson ... steadicam operator
Corey Jennings ... camera department production assistant
Michael Koepke ... grip
Michael Kowalczyk ... digital imaging technician
Christophe Lanzenberg ... additional photography
Nicholas Larsen ... grip
Stephanie Lyons ... camera department production assistant
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw ... additional camera operator (as Tommy Maddox)
Joey Maloney ... additional digital imaging technician
John Mang ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Steven Mann ... additional first assistant camera (as Steven 'Manny' Mann)
Merrick Morton ... still photographer (as Merrick Rhodes Morton)
Brian Mundell ... electrician
Robert Novellino ... grip (as Bob Novellino)
Joey O'Donnell ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mickey Petersen ... electrician
Nicolas Restrepo ... underwater camera operator (as Nic Restrepo)
Matt Shaver ... video assist (as Matthew Shaver)
David Sirianni ... grip
Curtis Smith ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Prentice Smith ... additional diu (as Patrice S. Smith)
Matt Stenerson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Matthew T. Stenerson)
David Blue Thompson ... electrician (as Blue Thompson)
Jeff Tomhave ... grip (as Jeffrey Tomhave)
Mike Valentine ... camera department production assistant (as Michael Valentine)
Fritz Weber ... grip (as Fritz 'Bootsy' Weber)
Terry Zumalt ... electrician
Chris Basso ... generator operator (uncredited)
Michael Mansouri ... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Johan Martinez ... lighting technician (uncredited)
John Paul Meyer ... additional first assistant camera: pick-ups (uncredited)
Robert Petrin ... edge arm operator (uncredited)
Patrick Redmond ... edge head technician (uncredited)
Manny Tapia ... gaffer: re-shoots (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Roger Hall ... animator: title

Casting Department

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Rich King ... extras casting
Freya Krasnow ... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting
Jeremy Lambert ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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'Downtown' Jamie Brown ... costume production assistant
Jill Chizever ... set costumer
Cheryl Cravedi ... set costumer (as Cheryl L. Cravedi)
Sara Daubney ... cutter/fitter (as Sara Daubney-Kinney)
Deborah Myles Davis ... costume supervisor
Carmen Frost ... set costumer
Vitalina Gauzylyuk ... seamstress (as Vitalina Gavrylyuk)
Marylou Lim ... key set costumer
Jennifer Starzyk ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Danny Finn ... assistant location manager
Christopher Miller ... location manager (as Chris Miller)
Dan Milner ... key assistant location manager (as Daniel Milner)
Philip Barnes ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Timur Bekbosunov ... musician: featured vocalist
Al Clay ... score mixer
Jason La Rocca ... music mixer
Rebecca Morellato ... music production executive
Jon Ong ... assistant scoring engineer
Adam Peters ... music consultant / musician: solo cello / orchestral arrangements
David Sabee ... conductor / music contractor
Monica Sonand ... assistant music consultant
Daniel J. Stimac ... assistant scoring engineer (as Dan Stimack)
Alex Walker ... musician: featured vocalist
Dan Wilcox ... music supervisor
Joshua Winget ... music editor (as Josh Winget)
Al Clay ... music score producer/mixer (uncredited)
Robert Puff ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Paul Ripple ... transportation captain
Tom Roberts ... transportation coordinator (as Tommy Roberts)
Timothy P. Ryan Jr. ... transportation captain
Chris Basso ... driver (uncredited)
Jan Dally ... driver (uncredited)
Lin C. Smith ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Stephen Apostolina ... additional voice (as Steve Apostolina)
Jacob Bartel ... production secretary
Raymond W. Beal ... animal trainer
Elias Benavidez ... production secretary
Gregg Brilliant ... unit publicist
Matt Chase ... assistant craft service
Peter Chase ... craft service
Maureen 'Mo' Crutchfield ... production accountant
Romy Cutler-Lengyel ... additional voice
Robert Cymbal ... key set medic
Kelli Dragon ... assistant: Mr. Dano and Ms. Kazan
John Emmons ... set medic (as John W. Emmons)
Robert Funk ... payroll accountant
Ken Furer ... assistant: Mr. Berger and Mr. Yerxa
Andres Galleguillos ... assistant craft service
Keith Gaudin ... second assistant accountant
Anna Golin ... assistant: Mr. Dayton and Ms. Faris
Patrick Thomas Gorman ... production assistant
Ali Griffith ... assistant production coordinator
Adam Hein ... production assistant
J. Elizabeth Ingram ... production coordinator
Holmes Jim ... assistant chef
Gregory Levine ... set medic
Chris Lipton ... production assistant
Pedro Lopez ... assistant chef
Mary Lukasiewicz ... assistant: Mr. Berger and Mr. Yerxa (as Marylouise Lukasiewicz)
Lyn Matsuda Norton ... script supervisor
Courtney McCrory ... assistant post production accountant: post production
Mike McLaughlin ... first assistant accountant (as Michael James McLaughlin)
Scott Menville ... additional voice
Jonathan Nichols ... additional voice
Kelly Patino ... additional voice
Alex Roth ... assistant: Mr. Dayton and Ms. Faris
Michelle Ruff ... additional voice
Joan Scheckel ... workshop development
Dennis Singletary ... additional voice
David C. Soliz ... assistant chef
Janin Stenzel ... adr loop group
Shane Sweet ... additional voice
Natalie Truly ... post production accountant
Lisa Wilhoit ... additional voice
Subhashan Withanage ... assistant chef
Kelly Berthold ... production assistant (uncredited)
Victor Chon ... production assistant (uncredited)
Valesca Cnossen ... script supervisor: reshoots (uncredited)
Chris Cortez ... medic (uncredited) / water safety (uncredited)
Heather Fielding ... studio teacher (uncredited)
David Greenbaum ... production executive (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Jean Hodges ... food stylist (uncredited)
Danielle Krudy ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Michael D. Nes ... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Lee Peglow ... production assistant (uncredited)
Leslie Ranne ... intern (uncredited)

Thanks

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Fredrik Bond ... thanks
Irma Fitzgibbons ... the producers wish to thank
Sid Krofft ... the producers wish to thank
Don Molls ... the producers wish to thank
Samuel Vazquez ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines She's out of his mind. See more »
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Also Known As
  • He Loves Me (United States)
  • Elle s'appelle Ruby (France)
  • Ruby Sparks - Meine fabelhafte Freundin (Germany)
  • Руби Спаркс (Russia)
  • Ruby, la chica de mis sueños (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $140,822, 29 Jul 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $9,128,263

Did You Know?

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Trivia Paul Dano (Calvin Weir-Fields) and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) have been a couple since 2007. See more »
Goofs When continuing to write on a page with the typewriter, the main character inserts the page the wrong way. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Skyfall (2012). See more »
Soundtracks I Was Waiting For You See more »
Crazy Credits This film is dedicated to Jay Kaplan who brought love and magic to everyone he met. See more »
Quotes Calvin Weir-Fields: This is the true and impossible story of my very great love. In the hope that she will not read this and reproach me, I have withheld many telling details: her name, the particulars of her birth and upbringing, and any identifying scars or birth marks. All the same, I cannot help but write this for her, to tell her "I'm sorry for every word I wrote to change you, I'm sorry for so many things. I couldn't see you when you were here and, now that you're gone, I see you everywhere." One may read this and think it's magic, but falling in love is an act of magic, so is writing. It was once said of Catcher In The Rye, "That rare miracle of fiction has again come to pass: a human being has been created out of ink, paper and the imagination." I am no J.D. Salinger, but I have witnessed a rare miracle. Any writer can attest: in the luckiest, happiest state, the words are not coming from you, but through you. She came to me wholly herself, I was just lucky enough to be there to catch her.
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