Ruby Sparks Analysis

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The 2012 fantasy movie, Ruby Sparks, portrays a young, timid novelist, Calvin Weir-Fields, attempting success again, but comes in contact with writers-block. Calvin is given an assignment from his therapist to write a story about somebody who loves his dog, Scotty. Calvin dreams of meeting a young girl, Ruby Sparks, at a park while taking Scotty for a walk. After his dream Calvin begins writing about Ruby, and one day she appears in his kitchen. The movie brings the audience through several encounters shared by both Ruby and Calvin, although throughout the movie it is obvious that Calvin abuses his ability to control not only himself, but also with his surroundings. There are numerous encounters throughout the movie that validate this statement.…show more content…
From the beginning of Ruby’s existence Calvin controlled her. He decided her name, her age, where she came from, what she looked like, her personality, and the list goes on. Throughout the entire story, Calvin controls her every move. The moment that Calvin felt as though he did not like Ruby’s actions he instantly changed her. For example, the audience is given a ride through Calvin changing Ruby to the extreme. It begins with Ruby not being happy in the relationship, so she decides to stop spending the night at Calvin’s house for one day a week. It seems as though Calvin was not too happy with this idea, but went along with it anyway. The next night, Ruby tells Calvin she will not be returning to his house, because she is out with her friends at a bar. This pushes Calvin over-board and he runs up his stairs, pulls out the novel about Ruby, and types that Ruby is miserable without Calvin. Instantly, Ruby calls Calvin and asks to return back to his home. Upon her return, Ruby becomes clingy with Calvin, and as they are walking down the street Calvin lets go of Ruby’s hand to retrieve his cellphone, but Ruby stays put. She becomes very upset that Calvin could leave her like that and returns home still very upset. Calvin left her as is, ran up the stairs once again, and typed that Ruby was now as happy as-could-be. This pattern continues
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