Calvin (Paul Dano) is a genius novelist who begins to type a new novel on his manual typewriter about Ruby (Zoe Kazan), his dream girl. He can’t believe his eyes, because the next day, Ruby becomes a real person, and they begin to have a beautiful relationship together. If the relationship isn’t perfect, all Calvin has to do is simply type the words on the page and Ruby’s actions change to what he needs.
I have been really taken with this movie!! He made me think about a French book “La Fille de Papier" (by Guillaume Musso) where a character from a book becomes real, and the movie "The Vow" where a girl forget the last 5 years of her life.
The story is very original even if I wasn’t expecting some part. The dramatic part.
I thought he was gonna take advantages of the power he gets on her, but he didn’t and I really liked it ! Excpet at the end, when he lose control but, it was measured the most part of the time.
I felt like this movie shows that a relationship can’t be controlled, and you have to work on it. At a time, she said that they are becoming the same person and they shouldn’t be, and I think that’s right: everyone has a character/personnality and that’s what we like about them : flaws and qualities !
I wasn’t excepted this end. She doesn’t remember him, if they are gonna be a couple again she won’t remember him but he will (like in “The Vow”). And I think that’s a big secret to keep! They have a past, and they start over but what is gonna stop them to make the same mistakes? Even if, (only) she doesn’t remember their past relationship, they can screw this again. I mean relationships don’t work like that, you cannot erase someone’s mind to start over.
The scene where Calvin sees Ruby for the first time in the real life was hilarous, like the one with Harry, Calvin’s brother (Chris Messina), when they make her speak French :) And also their first meet in Calvin’s dream, when she provocs him about his dog’s name: Fitzgerald.
I loved the scene when she becomes jealous and throws a glass of water at his face, and when he goes after her to catch her, very romantic.. he acted weird, but still romantic!
I also liked when Calvin is with his psychologist, when he describes Ruby to him, with so much details, you can see that he’s obsessed with her.. but is that the boy in love or the writer who’s talking ? I think when a writer does that, it really makes us believe in every words he tells us. He believes so much in her that’s what makes her real.. If I could do that in my life, that would be wonderful ^^
I like the musics in the movie and the actors are excellent, by the way I discovered a new face of Paul Dano and a new actress : Zoe Kazan, fresh and dynamic!
To finish, I can say that, this movie made me want to write a book on a tiping machine ahah ^^