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.
A very nice second act, but a poorly made first and third act killed it. Two stars for the good idea and not much else. I really like Paul Dano but he overacted everywhere. Thinking of it, I can't remember any movies about writers that I really like. Cinematic writer's block always seems so fucking dumb.
What an atrocious mess. Overcooked structure, unnatural couplings that try to signal post modern diversity while being nothing but middle class white androids, Dano's acting is jelly, self conscious 'quirky' soundtrack, tired-tired-tired existential undercurrent: Die Ruby Sparks you boring bitch.