Also the film's writer, Zoe Kazan ("It's Complicated") cleverly designs fitting characters for herself and her real-life beau Paul Dano to play in this engaging comedy-fantasy.
After also working with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris on "Little Miss Sunshine," Dano is cast as a writer who's fallen on hard times professionally and personally, but finds a muse in someone he creates (Kazan) - and who then actually comes to life. Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Elliott Gould and Chris Messina also star. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; three "making-of" documentaries. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008220BA2/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'Ruby Sparks' on DVD</b></a>.