What if you could create the ultimate fantasy man or woman? Who would he or she be? What if fictional characters could suddenly be brought to life? Who would you love to interact with? Hollywood has been exploring the idea for a long time, and just in time for the Ruby Sparks DVD release we take a look at the best fictional characters come to life movies of all time.
The first movie on our list is Ruby Sparks. This movie is about a struggling, single writer who finds himself unable to write, and in the processes creates the perfect woman for himself. He’s just as shocked as anyone when she suddenly appears in his kitchen one morning, making him breakfast. At first their relationship is everything he could have ever hoped for, but soon cracks start to appear and he’s forced to deal with the moral decision of changing her or letting things play out by themselves.
Before Brad Pitt was a household name he was starring in films like Cool World with Kim Basinger and Gabriel Byrne. In this one he plays a cartoonist whose creation comes to life and attempts to seduce him in order to cross over into the real world. Due to it’s lack of household cartoon characters the movies isn’t as good as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but it’s still worth a viewing and you’ll be entertained by the craziness of it all.
The Purple Rose Of Cairo is Woody Allen’s contribution to the genre, and it star Jeff Daniels as a movie character who walks off the movie screen in the 1930′s and into the real world. The movie is a fascinating look at fate and destiny as the movie character has to make a decision of whether or not he will stay in the real world or return to the screen and finish the movie.
Coming out around the same time as the previous entry is Weird Science. This John Hughes movie is about two nerds who use their brains to create their ultimate fantasy woman. This comedy starred Anthony Michael Hall and Kelly LeBrock, and featured smaller roles for Bill Paxton and Robert Downey Jr..
The final entry on this list takes the topic and views it from a different perspective, from that of the fictional characters. Stranger Than Fiction follows the life of an IRS auditor played by Will Ferrell, who suddenly starts hearing a narrator in his head, narrating his life. At first he simply thinks he’s going mad, but when he hears that he’s going to die he sets out on a quest to find the author so his fate can be changed before his life is over.