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  • January 08, 2012 Milbourne
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    This was not a movie title one would get excited about. The second time it came on TV, I watched it, the third time I taped it and have seen it over and over. It is a movie that could confuse your mind if you started out a Baby Saver. Ruth was just a dopehead and was pregnant after already having several children. The judge there knew she had cost Omaha a lot of money in drug treatments and taking 2 of the kids and calmly suggested that she could \"see a doctor\" while in jail. Ruth made the news and money came pouring it from both Pro Life and Baby Savers. Kurtwood Smith did his greatest part in this movie, as did Mary Kay Place and \"Harlan\". The filming was great and each scene was completed before jumping into another. The film was not designed to set the viewer one way or another, and Alexander Payne was clever enough to keep it evenly balanced. Some called it a comedy because of a couple of funny scenes. I didn\'t see it that way.

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