A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Paul Dano plays a novelist who wrote a great best-seller as a teenager and has been blocked ever since. Through unexplained magic, he creates the woman of his dreams (Zoe Kazan) on the page, and she materializes in flesh and blood. This turns out to be a confusing development, because he can either control her or live with her, but not both. Co-starring Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and Steve Coogan. Written by Kazan, directed by the Little Miss Sunshine duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. - Three stars