I avoided this for quite a while because I ASSUMED it was just another manic-pixie dream girl type of flick. Upon viewing it, I was completely in the wrong. Ruby Sparks feels more like a parody of what female characters are portrayed as in films that are written by men- the girl of your dreams who's eccentric and makes YOU feel alive. it's boring and Ruby Sparks just punches those films right in the face.
Good food for the thought but.. very misogynist. I was very much deeply in love seeing a man being portraited as abusive and though yea he had a change of heart, seeing her go and be free was good. Pissed me off the ending being her just not being in control after all. She'll never truly know what he did to her and pisses me off he's being rewarded for this, still making money of what he did to her and being with her
This feels like a cross between (500) Days of Summer and what I'm pretty sure Her is going to be. Zoe Kazan is a doll and Bening and Banderas were great in their supporting roles. Ruby Sparks felt like it lost something in the last act but overall not bad.