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For the Love of Ruth (2015)

Director: Christine Swanson

Writer(s): Rhonda Baraka

Starring: Denise BoutteGary Dourdan, Gary Weeks, Loretta DevineJames Pickens Jr., Dawn Halfkenny, Nadej K. BaileyShimei Bailey, Cree Davis, Lauren Garofalo, Simeon Henderson, Phil John, Cranston JohnsonRoxzane T. Mims, Krissy Notes, Loretta Reviere-Perry, Mark Smith, Adrianne Walsh, Njema Williams, Jared Wofford, Glenn D. Bridges, Jessica Pressley

Synopsis: For The Love of Ruth follows the journey of Ruth Sommerling (Boutee), who, orphaned as a child and currently residing in a women’s shelter has lived a life filled with pain and disappointment. In rapid succession, Ruth marries Nicholas Marachond, but a dreadful accident leaves her widowed. Refusing to abandon the new family ties she’s formed, Ruth develops a close bond with Naomi Marachond (Devine). As the matriarch of the Marachond family, Naomi introduces Ruth to the fullness that a life filled with faith and loyalty presents. However, Naomi’s brother-in-law Stephen (Pickens Jr.) discourages this connection and voices his suspicion of Ruth’s intentions. Ultimately, the love she desired all her life is found in Naomi’s reclusive cousin, Braxton (Dourdan) who despite objections from others showers Ruth with an outpouring of love and kindness.

Release Date: May 9, 2015 | Length: 120 min | Genre: Drama, Romance, Religion | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Not sure if Jessica Pressley is actually in the film. She’s in my cast list but not in IMDB’s.


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