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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)
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
Ruth 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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3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$93,128, 5 May 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$213,377, 16 May 2019
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Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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Laugh, cry, repeat.
2 February 2019 | by lynsieharrisSee all my reviews

I grew up watching Dr. Ruth on PBS specials as she was encouraging sex education and self acceptance in young people. When I heard this documentary was premiering at Sundance it was the first ticket I bought, and it did not disappoint. The narrative shifts between Dr Ruth's childhood as an orphan of the holocaust and a playful retelling of her career highlights. Her quick wit keeps you laughing throughout the film, but there are many tender moments to be found as she reflects on the loss and upheaval she endured as a young woman in 1940's Europe. And of course, there's plenty of advice about sex.

This is definitely one of the better biographical documentaries I've seen. Even if you have no previous knowledge of Dr. Ruth and her glory days as a TV and radio personality, I promise this film will delight.


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