Sunday, August 12, 2012
Ruby Sparks Minus the Spark... "This is not a love story."
Looking at all of the reviews popping up, a lot of them mentioned "500 Days of Summer," a movie I really enjoyed. So I figured, what the hell, you never know, I might actually enjoy it. Yeah, whoever mentions the two films in the same regard should never be trusted when it comes to movie reviews or anything at all.
I was so disappointed with the movie, that I had to watch "500 Days of Summer" today. I can see why people could mention the two. Ruby is a wannabe of Zooey's character Summer. They share so many similar physical qualities. I liked Ruby a lot more than Paul Dano's main character, Calvin. I wanted to reach out and punch Calvin through the screen so many times. Within the first few minutes into the movie, I knew I hated him. He doesn't come off as a likeable guy, something you kind of need in a so-called "romantic" movie. Other small similarities: both main characters drive an old BMW and the use of French music in the soundtrack.
My second regret of last night, after wasting money on this movie, was not having a third Long Island Ice Tea before watching it.