Ruby in Paradise
Ruby in Paradise (1994)

Florida-based independent filmmaker Victor Nuņez gave young actress Ashley Judd her breakthrough role with his original script about a woman taking to the road to escape her past and forge a new future for herself. Feeling smothered and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: April 20, 1994
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

The film is as listless as its self-absorbed heroine.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

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

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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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