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An unintelligent, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their side.

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Citizen Ruth belongs to 27 collections
1. Passed the Bechdel Test (public: moderated by geohawk - 20 stars)
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Date User Score
Dec 09 RavynLoony RavynLoony
62T7
Nov 24 pacepanther
25T2
Nov 18 morevna morevna.
67T3
Oct 19 rakke
90T10
Oct 02 Siegel Hans
70T6
Sep 07 Phelipe Phelipe
79T7
Jul 16 oguzkayir oguzkayir
90T9
Jun 25 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
87T9
Jun 18 AHP
75T6
Jun 17 Plaza
5T3
Jun 17 Arlowe Arlowe_
60T4
Jun 12 silentjake
80T9
May 16 cet1412
64T6
May 01 Carlospro Carlospro
80T8
i love laura dern
Apr 15 Velvetfinger
80T5
Apr 03 pupahava pupahava
71T5
Mar 26 anewlucas anewlucas
85T8
Mar 16 Midaso
70T8
Mar 11 annie annie
70T7
Mar 05 need4mvs
40T1
Feb 24 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
68T8
Jan 30 TheMarkle
90T10
Jan 26 bitterbill bitterbill
80T8
Jan 09 bybrt bybrt
75T8
Dec 18, 2016 dwyer dwyer
62T2
For all its effort to make Ruth a real character among real people in a real social struggle, it doesn’t do very much to develop anyone else as more than a person serving a cause, so that what’s really mild stereotyping comes across as full-blown, thoughtless stereotyping with no imagination. A film that begs its characters to get to know the person huffing that paint should make some effort to present those characters also as real people.
Nov 28, 2016 DizzyLizzy DizzyLizzy
70T4
Nov 28, 2016 Maaxwell Maaxwell
65T5
Nov 24, 2016 gummorabbit
20T1
Nov 21, 2016 jerrywarton
66T6
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
62T7
Nov 10, 2016 doe
65T8
Sep 29, 2016 themadelf66 themadelf66
67T4
Sep 18, 2016 cankutozturk cankutozturk
74T4
Sep 17, 2016 mls
45T1
Sep 02, 2016 goodedward
74T9
Aug 27, 2016 berlinator
50T2
Aug 27, 2016 NickP
60T3
Aug 03, 2016 matthewmj336 matthewmj336
87T6
Jul 10, 2016 BadCosmonaut BadCosmonaut
40T4
Jul 06, 2016 Shewrats
88T7
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jun 30, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
60T8
Jun 05, 2016 shewbecca
90T8
May 31, 2016 lucidquasar
60T2
May 29, 2016 rklenseth rklenseth
90T10
May 28, 2016 adrenaline adrenaline
80T9
May 18, 2016 N/A
75T6
May 01, 2016 M-B-M
5T5
Apr 16, 2016 noahveil
86T6
Apr 04, 2016 Galarth
60T7
Mar 07, 2016 ramynoodle ramynoodle
60T5
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
80T9
Feb 16, 2016 rootbeercirc
79T7
Feb 11, 2016 Ildorio10
80T6
Jan 07, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
34T6
Jan 03, 2016 b0beauxs
7T6
Oct 06, 2015 almengi
70T4
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
60T5
Sep 15, 2015 Squin Squin
77T5
Sep 11, 2015 Voodoo Voodoo
70T5
Sep 07, 2015 Warren Warren
78T5
Aug 23, 2015 thomas_d
91T6
Aug 08, 2015 cayh
80T8
Jul 19, 2015 davidsarkies
30T1
Jun 18, 2015 damil
70T7
It was really great. Laura Dern is awesome in this, and she’s joined by a fun supporting cast. I also just love the message of this film, and the ending was particularly perfect. This one may not be quite as strong as Payne’s future works, but it’s really good in its own right.
May 18, 2015 zetes
50T2
May 07, 2015 ErbyTux
25T7
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
40T2
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
60T2
Mar 11, 2015 TheDude774
80T5
Mar 07, 2015 intergrace intergrace
92T3
Feb 11, 2015 slowmo
85T9
Feb 03, 2015 Niksterino
70T7
Feb 02, 2015 denm
50T3
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
80T8
Feb 01, 2015 JJJensen
78T4
Jan 25, 2015 ArloJWiley
90T8
Jan 17, 2015 SirTeaBag
6T4
Jan 12, 2015 TraverseTown TraverseTown
90T10
Dec 27, 2014 roger-ebert
30T6
Dec 25, 2014 Zipster
85T7
Citizen Ruth, the feature debut of definitive contemporary film wit Alexander Payne, is a satire with the reckless courage to take on both sides in the abortion debate. There are no positive characters in the film, certainly not Ruth, whose preferred state is oblivion, and who perks up only when both sides start making cash offers. Whereas almost every film has a market in mind, here is a movie with a little something to offend anyone who has a strong opinion on abortion.
Nov 27, 2014 blucthulhu
80T8
Nov 27, 2014 10kfilms
63T6
Sep 23, 2014 sebby sebby
60T4
Sep 05, 2014 SickForay SickForay
68T6
Sep 01, 2014 burksta LB94
77T6
Aug 29, 2014 harlingtoxad
70T6
Aug 28, 2014 AsherFord
50T8
Aug 03, 2014 strangelime
85T7
Jun 18, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
70T6
Jun 11, 2014 Rotten Users
74T6
May 22, 2014 Lionel Hutz
89T9
Apr 20, 2014 ru5tyb1ke5
8T6
Mar 21, 2014 Chayeh Hipsteresque
70T4
Mar 02, 2014 PekkaVaino
62T4
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
60T4
Feb 13, 2014 stuie299 stuie299
65T3
Interesting idea for a movie, but ultimately it fails to make good use of its screen time. Its basically just a too close to real life portrayal of both anti abortionists and pro choice groups. Its not much of a comedy either. The only funny part was the ending, but by that time it just felt like a total cop out given what the audience just sat through. That said Laura Dern was good.
Jan 08, 2014 Thunderdolt
85T7
Dec 28, 2013 FarCryss Suture Self
3T3
I don't like movies like this because they don't have the balls to take any sort of side. They just skewer caricatures of each viewpoint and pass it off as comedy. Laura Dern is hilarious and fantastic, but this film is mostly cowardly and has little to say.
Dec 09, 2013 MikiRurkSTG MikiRurk_STG
67T6
Dec 03, 2013 jos21
65T6
Nov 25, 2013 batui
55T3
Oct 05, 2013 DerGolgo
71T5
Oct 02, 2013 glm01
74T5
74.000
Oct 01, 2013 twhitcomb91 twhitcomb91
81T4
Sep 30, 2013 caprimode
80T7
Sep 17, 2013 berlach
86T5
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
60T6
Aug 16, 2013 stonie
70T6
Jul 23, 2013 MentalCritic MentalCritic
73T7
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
70T6
Jun 17, 2013 spamhead80 spamhead80
85T8
May 10, 2013 El_Guapo El Guapo
65T7
May 03, 2013 Whyte Nite
70T5
Apr 07, 2013 lotr23 lotr23
80T9
Mar 01, 2013 gwynplaine gwynplaine
85T8
Feb 20, 2013 Ronin21
70T4
Feb 18, 2013 jksterup jksterup
85T6
Jan 31, 2013 finney28
50T3
Jan 20, 2013 Glebaster
56T3
Jan 06, 2013 codpiece
85T9
Jan 02, 2013 penguinfreud penguinfreud
70T8
Dec 11, 2012 deathsstroke deathsstroke
75T5
Oct 28, 2012 Vmfs
9T9
Sep 21, 2012 octanoid77 octanoid77
100T8
Sep 09, 2012 wetwillies wetwillies
90T8
I really loved this film. It's very funny and Laura Dern is brilliant in it. Plus, the ending is simply gorgeous, tying up the film and its meaning nicely.
Sep 08, 2012 lyrradsemaj lyrradsemaj
58T3
Aug 08, 2012 DallasSD
80T6
Aug 07, 2012 sepora
78T6
Aug 05, 2012 caffe
63T3
Jun 19, 2012 soothsayer
42T3
Jun 16, 2012 bhoyo
39T1
May 23, 2012 sellis
71T5
May 21, 2012 nrm5
74T9
May 06, 2012 nrm4
78T9
Apr 14, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
63T8
Apr 12, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
85T9
Mar 31, 2012 Meowfresh Meowfresh
85T7
Mar 29, 2012 Gopherguy
71T5
Mar 23, 2012 DancingP
72T7
Mar 17, 2012 grodrig1
85T7
Mar 12, 2012 jrisgod jrisgod
50T2
Mar 05, 2012 ozonepaul
79T3
Mar 04, 2012 BartonFink
6T6
Feb 22, 2012 dsjoerdsma
65T4
Feb 03, 2012 pzingg
90T7
Jan 29, 2012 felipelahm felipelahm
74T8
Working with such an original script, Payne finds just the right tone -- one doesn't take anything too seriously, neither baby savers nor pro-choice members -- to build an intense, awkwardly moving and funny dramedy about this sick woman and her thoughts on having an abortion. Laura is scandalously good.
Jan 27, 2012 KTP KTP
90T10
Jan 19, 2012 kastenm kastenm
68T5
Jan 02, 2012 soybomb42
97T10
Dec 21, 2011 myfavchords
68T3
Laura Dern gives a fantastic performance in this film. Unfortunately the story drags on after awhile.
Dec 17, 2011 schizotoast schizotoast
70T6
Nov 23, 2011 winds winds
5T6
Nov 15, 2011 freeipods freeipods
45T3
Sep 05, 2011 aaronwhat aaronwhat
60T3
Aug 28, 2011 pomattovich
77T6
Aug 27, 2011 OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
75T8
Aug 21, 2011 avb avb
83T6
Aug 18, 2011 sjostrand sjostrand
60T8
Aug 05, 2011 schnofel schnofel
74T9
Aug 01, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
64T7
Jul 23, 2011 Neatly
51T2
Jul 12, 2011 Henrik Henrik
65T5
Jul 07, 2011 Coheed
40T2
A disappointment. It is a film both about the abortion issue and how individuals are caught between political groups, and yet it doesn't grasp at anything profound, no matter how small, or any jokes outside of bad wigs and shallow stereotypes. The only aspect which succeeds, and shows what this film could have been, is Ruth (Laura Dern) who for all her dubious qualities can be sympathised with as a bored, naive individual with nothing to live for outside of solvent sniffing.
Jun 25, 2011 Evolution Evolution
70T4
Jun 19, 2011 mark83
7T8
Jun 15, 2011 tummidge
70T4
Jun 09, 2011 Hkit Hkit
88T6
May 19, 2011 PolsVoice Pols_Voice
70T2
May 19, 2011 catfingers catfingers
67T6
May 14, 2011 jonnykungfu
55T3
Apr 30, 2011 NRM01
67T8
Apr 06, 2011 von_krogh von krogh
72T5
Mar 29, 2011 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
8T10
Mar 27, 2011 CCLZA CCLZA
70T6
Mar 20, 2011 NRM02
96T10
Jan 13, 2011 glm
70T5
69.750
Jan 08, 2011 timcain
50T6
Dec 26, 2010 Zeno
75T7
Dec 11, 2010 RottenApples RottenApples
79T6
Nov 09, 2010 pvelentz
80T6
Nov 01, 2010 Jerky Jerky
45T4
Nov 01, 2010 ari
64T6
Aug 29, 2010 cwratliff
89T6
Aug 14, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
68T5
Jun 21, 2010 Janne
75T8
Jun 09, 2010 CinematicESP CinematicESP
89T8
Probably Laura Dern's finest performance. A simple lampooning of a controversial issue that brings the laughs. The best part is when one of the pro-choice activists chases after Dern with coffee cup planted firmly in hand.
Apr 13, 2010 mitchelly mitchelly
84T5
Apr 03, 2010 vsls vsls
70T7
Mar 29, 2010 butthorn
26T3
Mar 07, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
85T7
Hilarious, cynical movie in which Dern plays a pregnant paintspray-huffing pinhead who becomes the rope in a tug-of-war between the pro-choicers and pro-lifers.
Feb 24, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
76T9
Feb 16, 2010 toro913
68T7
Feb 10, 2010 Fetsch
72T7
Feb 02, 2010 heapshake heapshake
90T10
Feb 02, 2010 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
70T8
Jan 29, 2010 Pingy
98T10
Jan 20, 2010 kneudorf kneudorf
75T9
Dec 26, 2009 luthar15
0T2
i know these kind of stuff is an issue in some places,it's good that it didn't solve anything or take sides because the matter is that way, but pardon me it didn't suite me at all.
Dec 08, 2009 dfernandes dfernandes
76T7
Nov 24, 2009 what no way
75T5
Sep 13, 2009 Scottathon Scottathon
94T10
Sep 13, 2009 Ray Bergen
83T7
Sep 09, 2009 negative
2T6
Aug 20, 2009 lange17
75T8
Aug 14, 2009 Crazy_Jack Crazy Jack
70T6
Aug 13, 2009 filmcricket
68T7
Aug 01, 2009 Canguro Canguro
84T10
Jul 27, 2009 Tizzy Tizzy
70T6
Jul 23, 2009 besharah
77T6
Jun 21, 2009 oaic
90T7
Jun 21, 2009 salty_dog salty dog
76T8
Jun 09, 2009 shibbyo shibbyo
5T8
Jun 09, 2009 rude
80T7
No character in the movie is even remotely likable, which makes watching "Citizen Ruth" a real joy.
May 30, 2009 landsome landsome
80T8
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
82T8
May 07, 2009 Johnny_Case Johnny Case
62T5
Apr 18, 2009 astrakhan astrakhan
72T3
Apr 12, 2009 Sam Lowry
2T4
Apr 12, 2009 imdb imdb
68T7
Mar 27, 2009 Margaux
80T5
Mar 13, 2009 Travisbickle Travisbickle
80T5
Mar 13, 2009 Tikaz
93T9
Mar 07, 2009 filmaffinity filmaffinity
66T7
Feb 13, 2009 Nandiva
85T7
Feb 09, 2009 cblur21
75T8
Feb 06, 2009 ldpfilm ldpfilm
77T6
Jan 12, 2009 ddyment
75T7
Jan 01, 2009 TJ Ximenez
90T7
Dec 20, 2008 madiso madiso
60T7
Dec 19, 2008 lynchian
70T6
Dec 17, 2008 Mike DAngelo
92T10
Dec 10, 2008 KMcNeil KMcNeil
6T6
Dec 09, 2008 jbissell jbissell
80T6
Nov 13, 2008 drillakiller
70T7
Oct 23, 2008 sengir sengir
79T6
Oct 22, 2008 sid sid
80T8
Oct 12, 2008 Bryan C.
75T5
Oct 08, 2008 rb42083
80T6
Aug 23, 2008 ugur ugur
7T6
Aug 18, 2008 chiphall72
90T10
Aug 06, 2008 milkaxor
73T7
Aug 06, 2008 Johnny Logic
85T9
Aug 06, 2008 goran
67T7
Jul 29, 2008 Weafdog Weafdog
28T2
Jul 16, 2008 SaiSaiSai
79T8
Jul 11, 2008 tdcraig
99T10
Jun 10, 2008 hoolie
80T6
Jun 04, 2008 shanny
0T1
May 31, 2008 qhfgva
80T3
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