FOSTER ON FILM REVIEW: ‘Ruby Sparks’ unexpected role for lead actor

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By Heather Foster

After watching “Little Miss Sunshine” and “There Will Be Blood,” I have come to associate actor Paul Dano with sulky, conniving characters.

When I saw Dano’s took on the cute, awkward romantic lead of “Ruby Sparks” — also directed by “Little Miss Sunshine’s” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris — I was immediately hooked. Therefore, I had to see if the supernaturally smooth-faced guy could shake off his creepy baggage. He did!

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