A carefree college student has his life turned upside down when his out-of-wedlock baby is suddenly left on his doorstep. He suddenly finds that he can no longer cope with being in school ... See full summary »
Brian Austin Green,
Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.
William H. Macy,
Ruth, a young woman from northern Mexico, will embark on a journey through the desert--without water or food--for the fighting chance to have the most basic of human rights; to love and be loved in return.
Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Kelly keeps getting into trouble with the police. Her mother agrees to her going into a juvenile detention centre overnight. She is kept there for much longer. During her incarceration she is assaulted by inmates and abused by the system.
Academically brilliant Mark was his family's pride and joy, if not the whole small town's, but ultimately triumphantly leaves for MIT. Then his single mother Maylene, who never got over losing their father Willard, has to transfer her attention to gray mouse Ruth. half-wit local 'bad boy' Ruben 'Ruby Doll' becomes Ruth's lover and moves in, but domineering Maylene treats him like unwelcome trash. That changes when the love birds are pregnant, but Maylene soon imposes her standards for raising grandson Justy, leading to a grim climax. Written by
While Maylene, was calling the police, Ruby knocked the phone from her hands, and minutes later, the phone appeared while he was choking her. See more »
... two whole days!
[hands her a drink she poured]
Here, drink up, DeeDee; it's good for the nerves.
Probably hooked up with some trucker and is off gone on down the interstate.
Aren't you going to have one?
[raises hand in refusal]
Never before 5:00.
[DeeDee speaks indistinctly while Ruth is shown in the background, with a voiceover]
My mother's friend DeeDee thought Maylene had a TV show life.
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The Book of Ruth- Excellent: Story of Immaturity, Lust and Violence ****
This was a terrific film dealing with a teenage girl, verbally abused continuously by a mother, who drove 2 men out of her own life.
Christine Lahti gives an absolutely fabulous performance as the mother who always comes up with a line to put down her n'eer-do-well son-in-law.
When her simpleton daughter marries this pill popping, lazy fellow, all he takes is the constant verbal abuse by his mother-in-law. Nothing remedies the situation, even the birth of a grandchild adds to the woes of the family.
This is a perfect example that comedians would use to describe life with a mother-in-law. Obviously, this is not funny here and the story invariably turns tragic.
This is a tale of what the lack of education and maturity can lead to.
I highly recommend this film.
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