There are no grand Hollywood moments in RUBY IN PARADISE, a drama about one intelligent woman finding herself, just a series of quiet scenes and personal epiphanies that add up to a satisfying independent film.
Ashley Judd (youngest daughter of country music star Naomi Judd), stars as Ruby Lee Gissing, a restless, strong-willed woman who bolts her stifling West Virginia hometown and drives to Panama City, a Florida resort annually besieged by college students on spring break. This purported paradise
promises Ruby fresh opportunities, but she arrives right after the frenzied tourist season has ended. Ruby lands a sales-clerk position in a beachside gift shop ru...