|lovers gonna love...|
So Ruby Sparks is an entertaining film. It's funny, well shot and beautiful to look at. However, it does have a bit of a dark side. Ruby Sparks spends half the film exploring the intoxicating high of young love, and the cool factor of being GOD (by way of type writer). However, the last half of the film gets pretty morbid in a big way. Dano's character, with his emotional and physiological issues, is both the film's protagonist and antagonist. Dependency, trust, and control issues are bound to arise in a relationship, especially when someone is secretly manipulating the other person's life. Ruby Sparks is cutesy and funny but is also serves as a dead serious examination of relationships and the perils of projecting idealized expectations onto others. I walked out of the theater feeling like I had just watched 500 Days of Summer, and got kicked in the stomach.