How to Watch Citizen Ruth 1996 Online in The UK

Released: 1996

Rated: R


Updated: 17th May, 2021
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Director: Alexander Payne

The cast of Citizen Ruth

Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place

What is Citizen Ruth about?

Ruth Stoops is a poor indigent drug-user (a huffer - inhaling glue and paint for a high) whose down and out existence is complicated once more by becoming pregnant (she has had and lost four children already). When a judge orders that she gets an abortion or face a felony charge, she is befriended by Gail Stoney, a pro-lifer whose husband is president of the local "Babysavers" group. Suddenly Ruth is thrust into the middle of the pro-choice/pro-life struggle, with each side wanting her to take their side as a "message" to others - and the situation escalates...

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