Ruby in Paradise

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Ruby (Judd) is running from her mother's death and thankless chores in the family business in Tennessee. She arrives in Florida, the Sunshine State, at nightfall, seeking identity and love. Her first priority is work, however, and though it's off-season, perseverance pays off with a job in a tacky gift shop. She's warned not to mess with the owner's flashy son (Mitchum), but loneliness drives her to joyless sex. Then she meets Mike (Field), a sensitive intellectual, and it looks as though she might realise the 'dream of belonging'. You know there's truth in these drab small-town lives, but, regrettably, there's little drama or humour to sustain interest in Ruby's vague musings on her bleak search for paradise.
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Release details

UK release:

1993

Duration:

114 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Victor Nuñez

Cast:

Allison Dean, Bentley Mitchum, Todd Field, Ashley Judd, Dorothy Lyman

Music:

Charles Engstrom

Art Director:

John Lacovelli

Editor:

Victor Nuñez

Cinematography:

Alex Vlacos

Screenwriter:

Victor Nuñez

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