1 hr. 36 min.
Even though she's recently gotten married to a kind-hearted man, mousy Ruth (Nicholle Tom) remains unable to break her dysfunctional relationship with her overbearing mother, Maylene (Christine Lahti), and she convinces new husband Artie (Stephen E. Miller) that the couple should live in her mother's house. As the three settle into their new roles, Ruth learns to stand up to her mother's insults and passive-aggressive needling. This TV movie is based on the best-selling novel by Jane Hamilton.
Director: Bill Eagles