The Book of Ruth (2004)





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Shy, self-effacing newlywed Ruth (Nicholle Tom) manages to coerce her husband Artie (Stephen E. Miller) to move into the home of Ruth's domineering mother Maylene (Christine Lahti). Throughout Ruth's life, the bitter, vindictive Maylene has fed into her daughter's insecurities, making the girl feel homely and worthless. Perverse though it may seem, this was the only way that Maylene was ever able to express her love -- and the only way that she has been able to bind her daughter to her so that she herself will never feel lonely and abandoned. As the story progresses, Ruth grows progressively stronger and self-assertive, not only able but willing to heal the wounds of her troubled childhood. Conversely, her supposedly stalwart husband exposes his own weaknesses and failings. Based on the Oprah Book Club selection by Jane Hamilton, the made-for-TV The Book of Ruth debuted May 2, 2004, on CBS.
Drama , Television
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Robert Greenwald Productions


Evan Jones
as Ruby
Teryl Rothery
as Aunt Sid
Christine Willew
as Dee Dee Foote
Christine Willes
as Dee Dee Foote
Britt Irvin
as Daisy
Colby Wilson
as Randall
Norman Armour
as Det. Shepard
Patricia Zogar
as Dumpling
Bill Meilen
as Mr. Kate
Slade Lerch
as Dr. Heck
Tom Bulmer
as Mr. Davidson
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This movie was really good, really hard to watch, especially for those who have seen constant fighting and insulting in their home. Very sad, and very realistic. Christine Lahti is such a bitch in this movie and she plays it wonderfully. It's hard to believe it's her! Recommended.

Jamie Lynn <3
Jamie Lynn <3

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