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Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

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Ryan White
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Credited cast:
Susan Brown Susan Brown ... Herself
Jonathan Capehart Jonathan Capehart ... Himself
Leora Einleger Leora Einleger ... Herself
Ari Einliger Ari Einliger ... Himself
Pierre Lehu Pierre Lehu ... Himself
John Lollos John Lollos ... Himself
Walter Nothmann Walter Nothmann ... Himself
Joan Rivers ... Herself (archive footage)
Dahlia Salem ... (voice)
Helen Singer Kaplan Helen Singer Kaplan ... Herself (archive footage)
Skurte Skurte ... Herself
Maurice Tunick Maurice Tunick ... Himself
Fred Westheimer Fred Westheimer ... Himself (archive footage)
Joel Westheimer Joel Westheimer ... Himself
Miriam Westheimer Miriam Westheimer ... Herself
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A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. Written by Production

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English

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3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$93,128, 5 May 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$280,728, 13 June 2019
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I laughed, I cried, I felt inspired
2 June 2019 | by jwassdesignSee all my reviews

This was not what I expected, it's even better. She's kind of a hardass and I didn't even know!

I was prepared for a light hearted Dr. Ruth montage of people asking questions. What we get is a deeper look into her past including diary entries while orphaned in Switzerland during the war. That part might make you cry among other things. Overall we see a woman who doesn't let anything drag her down as she's changing the culture and how we talk about sex today.

The film was well made, it does kind of end without a conclusion, or at least that's what it felt like to me. Oh, and the parts with the child voice-over reading the diary was weird without a German accent.

Should you watch it? Yeah! It's not about sex as much as it's about her life and career. The woman is 91 and still writing books. We all have something to learn from this film.


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