At first, I wasn't sure what I would think about this movie. After viewing it, I would recommend it. Although it is an older movie, I think the storyline is very good and believable. The acting is good. The beginning was a little shocking (the idol sacrifices). I had to fast forward through that part the second time I watched it. I like the fact that this is one of those movies that you can kick back and just enjoy!
If Ruth were not a real person whose story was told in the Bible, I would have thought the film was great story-telling. This movie creates a fictional fantasy about Ruth's background (of which we know very little), and then proceeds to rewrite almost all of the history of her life with Naomi as it is recorded in the Bible. Perhaps the movie should have been titled, "A Fictional Story about Ruth: a non-biblical account."