The Book of Ruth (2004)

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

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31 January 2010 | jeannel2003-618-511281
| A dysfunctional mother and daughter torment each other.
This is a comment rather than a review. The description on this title is misleading, i.e.,: "Tensions arise when a newlywed has her husband move into the house of her verbally abusive mother."

Although the mother has many emotional and mental issues and clearly has mistreated her daughter, the daughter has similar issues and marries a rock-bottom loser, who moves in with the mother, allows her to support them and verbally abuses the mother. The mother is appropriately shocked at her daughter's choice in a husband and shows more compassion and patience by tolerating their obnoxious behavior as they take advantage of her. In my view, this is a most unpleasant movie. I have not watched all of it, but I hope the mother and daughter can come to some resolution of their mental disorders and their relationship with each other. The acting is fine, it's just not a story that appeals to me.

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Release Date:

19 May 2004



Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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