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The Book of Ruth (2004)

The tensions that arise when a newlywed has her new husband move into the home of her oppressive mother.

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Maylene
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Ruth
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Ruby
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Aunt Syd
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DeeDee
Stephen E. Miller ...
Arty
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Det. Shepard
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Mr. Davidson
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Bill
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Daisy
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Elton
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Stand-in for Christine Lahti
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Mr. Kate
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Det. Ryan
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Lou
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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 KGF Vissers

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19 May 2004 (USA)  »

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El libro de Ruth  »

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When Ruth is first discovering the letter condemning her marriage, a mic is visible within and above her V-neck, but gone the next shots. See more »

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DeeDee: [offscreen] ... two whole days!
Maylene: [hands her a drink she poured] Here, drink up, DeeDee; it's good for the nerves.
DeeDee: [shaking head] Probably hooked up with some trucker and is off gone on down the interstate.
Maylene: Oh, honey...
DeeDee: Aren't you going to have one?
Maylene: Oh, no.
[raises hand in refusal]
Maylene: Never before 5:00.
[DeeDee speaks indistinctly while Ruth is shown in the background, with a voiceover]
Ruth: My mother's friend DeeDee thought Maylene had a TV show life.
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27 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can only top Kaagaard's regret by saying I wish I had recorded the second hour. I recorded and saw the first hour of this excellent story, but I have not seen the ending; so I don't know how it comes out. I can only wait for reruns or for it to come out on video--which I suspect and hope that it will. (Third alternative: it's based on a novel so I could find and read it.)

Kaagaard is right about the acting, though I would add that I was watching the competition between Christine Lahti and Nicholle Tom to see which one was going to out-act the other, and it was close. I liked that you could sympathize with both mother and daughter and at the same time feel that they were both obviously wrong about some things.


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