Zoe Kazan

"Ruby" sparks a "Purple Rose" moment

In real life, alas, there aren't nearly
enough “Purple Rose of Cairo” moments.

Last night, I had one, at the end of an
alternately deep and charming movie, “Ruby Sparks.”

In Woody Allen's “Purple Rose,” one
of the actors in a movie steps out of the movie screen and talks to
someone in the audience. That doesn't seem to happen in real life,
but it should.