What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that indie romance Ruby Sparks is layered and hard to classify, despite its romcom positioning. It has moments of whimsy but also intense scenes that may be too heavy for younger teens and tweens. There's no nudity beyond some bare shoulders, but expect some swearing (including "f--k"), references to sex (including oral sex), and social drinking, as well as complex explorations into the nature of relationships.
- Families can talk about Calvin's "creation." What would it be like to be able to control the actions of a loved one? Would you want to?
- What is Ruby Sparks saying about the nature of creativity and art? What about relationships?