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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 »
[siren wails in the background and men speak as the camera is trained on a beaten, traumatized Ruth]
Who called it in?
A man across the way heard screams; said it wasn't the first time.
I need to see him. So, what do we got?
A dead body and a mute.
[walks over to Ruth]
Talk to me, Ruth. Those bruises are pretty bad. How'd you get those bruises, Ruth? What happened, Ruth?
I'm the only one that can tell the story from beginning to end. What it begins with is Maylene, my mother, and the ...
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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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