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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29 March 2009 | edwagreen
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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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Release Date:

19 May 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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