Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Late Night Trailers: Ruby Sparks

I'm trying very hard to stop myself from typing the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl.  I'm telling myself that I don't believe in that term, that it's ridiculous and ever so slightly insulting.  Then, you know, I'm also looking at the trailer for Ruby Sparks, in which a writer (Paul Dano) experiences a Stranger Than Fiction-like bit of magic and finds himself able to actually manifest his protagonist & ideal girlfriend (Zoe Kazan) via the written word.  Zoe Kazan, as the writer and star, would likely object to the MPDG title too, so as we don't even know whether or not Ruby is "real", we should probably just withhold all judgment.  All I know is I have a fair amount of faith in the leads and the supporting cast is an impressive line-up: Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Antonio Banderas, and Elliott Gould all in one quirky little go (yes, I realize that word is fairly belittling as well)?  Characters who are writers?  Yessssssssssssssssss.

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