I love this story. Always have. Always will. But this version is so poorly acted and directed that it's really painful to watch. I bought the video and then gave it away because I knew I'd never be able to make it through this version again. The focus is very clearly on Naomi and not Ruth. I guess I missed the part in the Bible where she spent the whole chapter whining about how hard her life was. You'd be better served by watching the technicolor spectacle from the 60s, it's cheesy, but not nearly this cringeworthy. The cinematography is nice though even if the scenery gets chewed by the actors at every available opportunity.
I watched this movie several times with my son like we did with Esther and Daniel by the same company. We saw it on netflix and now we are buying it because we want to keep watching it whenever we want! We are leaving USA and we will not have netflix there to keep watching them. Happy to have a copy!
Unscriptural attempt. Very disappointed. The Book of Ruth is such a beautiful story of redemption, this falls quite short. It adds ideas contrary to scripture and degrades the Word by adding to it. Rev. 22:18. Typical Laodicea.
If you are looking to learn about the book of Ruth then this is the movie to watch! Everything that happened in the movie lined up with the Bible and I made sure of this by reading the book of Ruth right after I watched the movie. Great job! Most of the time movies stick in your memory more than reading does sometimes. All I can say is that now after watching this movie I will never forget who Ruth is and what she accomplished as a follower of a God! Amazing!!!