• Citizen Ruth (1997)

Citizen Ruth

Release Date: January 10th, 1997

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2003

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern), a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus.

Cast: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place, Kelly Preston, M.C. Gainey, Kenneth Mars, David Graf

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Rivalry, Quest, Amusing, 1990s, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    Dern is nothing short of brilliant here. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A satire with the reckless courage to take on both sides in the abortion debate. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Alexander Payne's equal-opportunity satire persuasively argues that no ideological group has a lock on "values" or "correctness," and reminds us that fanatics can be found on every side of an issue. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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