Citizen Ruth ★★★★½

alexander payne should have leaned in fully to this cynicism because it suits him very well! he was sort of coming around to it again with downsizing, another film that i think about often and know will go up in estimation upon rewatch. he wasted way too much time making boring american indie sundance shit designed to appeal to the academy of motion pictures and sciences and i find that pretty sad! 
 diane ladd’s cameo where she asks “what if i aborted u?!?!?!” & laura dern screaming “AT LEAST I WOULDN’T HAVE HAD TO SUCK YOUR BOYFRIEND’S COCK!!!!” at her actual mother....what a film!!! fuck!