I am a major movie buff and get through at least one a week, if not more. Seeing as many others share this passion, I figured I would try and start a mini film club on the blog, recommending some films and hopefully getting some good recommendations back! I’ll start with one I recommend and finish up with a film I would like to see.
I thought I’d start off with a really sweet film you may have missed from 2012 called “Ruby Sparks”. It stars Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, who also wrote the script. It’s a very quirky romantic comedy about a successful young author who gets an assignment to write something to try to combat his terrible writer’s block. He decides to write about the perfect woman, but is shocked to find the fictional woman he has been writing about in his kitchen, making eggs…
The film was about a very intersting concept, the idea of a “perfect” person, or someone “made” just for you. It tackles issues around this very well, especially when Ruby – the fictional character come to life through Calvin’s typing – begins to strain against his perfectly created girlfriend-mould. It’s a love story version of “be careful what you wish for”.
Zoe Karzan stars against Daniel Radcliffe in this film about non-requited love. I normally am not too keen on Daniel (apart from Harry Potter films obviously) but I am hoping Zoe’s presence manages to tie this film up nicely. This is about Wallace who meets Chantry, who to his disappointment has a long term boyfriend. They share intense chemistry, but are left to wonder what would happen if their great friendship became something more. I am not predicting anything groundbreaking from this film but the trailer appears sweet, the topic is relatable to many friendships, and it’ll be interesting to see Adam Driver from Girls in a feature film.
I am always after tips for new films to watch so let me know if you have any good ones!