Ruby in Paradise
Ruby in Paradise (1994)

Ruby in Paradise is an independent film about a young woman (Ashley Judd) who leaves her native rural Tennessee hometown to work at a tourist trap in Panama City, Florida. The film is an engaging, subtle character study highlighted by a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 20, 1994
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Nunez's best film to date--The nominal plot is less important than the sharp observation of how a young woman in crisis (Ashley Judd at the top of her form) deals with life's inevitable frustrations until she reaches inner quietness.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Focuses on the inner life of one sensitive young woman as she ponders the meaning of love, loneliness, fear, intimacy and independence.

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Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Judd shines like the movie star she was destined to become.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Judd is a most appealing performer with great screen presence. Here is your chance to see a genuine rising star in the early stages of her career.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A great film about a woman running from her life and inadvertantly finding it.

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Doctor Strangeblog
One of the best evocations of smalltown living, capturing the mundane emptiness and the yearning for more from life. Ashley Judd is really great in this as… More