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Ruby In Paradise

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Ruby in Paradise

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum
director:
Victor Nunez
distributor:
October Films
author:
80146
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C+

Ashley Judd gives a convincing, affecting performance in Ruby In Paradise as an unskilled, alienated young woman trying to make a new life for herself in Florida, coping with sexual harassment and, eventually, unemployment. But while Judd, with her easy charisma, pulls you into the story, Victor Nunez’s ruminative, occasionally perceptive film has an artificiality at its core that keeps involvement at bay.

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