(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: 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 hails from an intimidating Hollywood family (her grandfather was the great Elia Kazan and her parents are Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord) so it's only fitting she make her mark on the film industry as well. Already an accomplished playwright at the young age of 28, Zoe has also appeared in a number of films as an actress (The Valley of Elah, It's Complicated) and she can now add screenwriter to her resume as Ruby Sparks prepares to hit theaters...Read Full Story