(L-R) Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson in The Pretty One. (Schorr) Long story short: As great as Kazan and Johnson are together, their characters exist in a universe that makes no sense.The Pretty One will remind you of: The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Big, Ruby Sparks, Drinking Buddies, Vertigo, All of Me
Review: Home for a birthday celebration, a cool real estate agent takes her mousy twin sister for a haircut/makeover. They get in a car accident. The cool sister dies, but everyone thinks the...Read Full Story
From left: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Gina Gershon, Matthew McConaughey, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller. (Getty Images)The WatchDirected by: Akiva SchafferStarring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard AyoadeStiller plays it straight here as a CostCo manager who starts a neighborhood watch after an employee is mysteriously killed. He attracts three other dudes, Vaughn, Hill, and Ayoade and they soon discover who the murderer is. It's an alien! Yeah, this is a very weak idea kept barely afloat...Read Full Story
From left: Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano. (Fame FlyNet | Pacific Coast News | Getty Images) Trailer of the WeekBachelorette
Writer/director Leslye Headland makes her directorial debut with an impressively funny cast of ladies in the upcoming Bachelorette (Sept. 6). We caught the film's trailer this week, and it obviously has Bridesmaids to thank for its rapid release. The film stars a slew of funny women who have comedic nuptials experience: Rebel Wilson...Read Full Story
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The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
Smart and funny featuring a great onscreen couple, Ruby Sparks delves into romantic notions of love without melodrama.
From young playwright Zoe Kazan and the Little Miss Sunshine team of Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton comes a tale Woody Allen might have penned decades ago. Inspired by the Greek myth of Pygmalion about a sculptor who falls in love with his creation, Ruby Sparks features a idyllic nymph...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Fox Searchlight)Most famous for their Oscar-nominated indie breakthrough Little Miss Sunshine, directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton are also two of the most accomplished music video and commercial directors in the industry. Out of the spotlight since Little Miss Sunshine debuted in 2006, the married duo is back this year with Ruby Sparks, another under-the-radar dramatic comedy. We sat down with Valerie and Jonathan at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco to discuss their...Read Full Story
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Zoe Kazan is a rising star in live theatre. A Los Angeles native, Zoe Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University.