main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
YMMV: Ruby Sparks
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Suzie can come off like kind of a jerk, especially when she demands Calvin remove women's underwear that's in a drawer in his house, as well as Harry mentioning she left him once.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Of the course of the film, it becomes more and more apparent how self-absorbed and emotionally-stunted Calvin is, and how horribly he treats Ruby. And the viewer's heart breaks for him when she's gone.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The zombie movie they watch in the park, with such deaths as a man's scalp/face being yanked off his head(and then a shot of his skinned head), and a woman having her throat ripped open with such force that her whole head falls off.
    • The climax: "You're a genius! You're a genius! You'reageniusyou'reageniusyou'reagenius-!"
  • Unfortunate Implications: The girl of Calvin's dreams is a great cook, and when they first meet in real life she's in the kitchen. Hints at Calvin's preferences in women.
    • Well, yes. And then the whole movie goes on to analyze what Calvin expects of his girlfriends and how much that makes sense or is fair.
    • Not so much subtext as text, especially when Calvin informs his brother that "Ruby loves blowjobs."

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy