Indie Film’s Top Pin-Up Girls
Writer/actress Zoe Kazan stars in Ruby Sparks — her first feature film as a screenwriter as well — as the title character that is created out of Calvin’s (Paul Dano) mind as he is writing his latest novel. Here, we’ll outline our other favorite “Indie Film Ladies” including Brit Marling, Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Chastain.
From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes a “charming and delightful” (Marshall Fine, Huffingtonpost.com) romantic comedy starring Paul Dano and writer-actress Zoe Kazan. Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life- it also brings Ruby to life- literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself. Also starring Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Elliott Gould, Ruby Sparks is a smart coming-of-age story that proves true love can be remarkably magical. Read our review of the DVD release here.
Every life is death, and most deaths are suicides. Some are just more gradual than others.–Maggie
You weren’t wrong, Tom. You were just wrong about me. — Summer
I am a teacher and a leader. — Martha
2011 was the year of Jessica Chastain as she starred in seven films, including The Help, The Debt and The Tree of Life. In The Tree of Life, Chastain stars opposite Brad Pitt as Mrs. O’Brien the matriarch of a family in Texas in 1956. Told through the eyes of her eldest son, Jack, the story revolves around the family’s struggles and hardships that leave lasting impressions on their children. Chastain has not slowed down since last year and can be seen in next year’s Mama and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. – Mrs. O’Brien
Just don’t tell me how it ends, okay? — Ruby
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