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Ask Dr. Ruth

Ask Dr. Ruth is a movie starring Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, and Ari Einleger. Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

Other Titles
おしえて!ドクター・ルース, Amerikas sexguru nummer ét, ¿Necesitas una terapeuta sexual?, Tish'alou et Dr. Ruth, Demandez au Dr. Ruth
Running Time
1 hours 40 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Ryan White
Actors
Ari Einleger, Leora Einleger, Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about biography «Ask Dr. Ruth» (21)

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Stephen Rogers

An extensive and inspirational documentary about the life and legacy of Dr. Ruth Huggins, whose life and work are examined in detail and through interviews with key people and events. Ruth's life is fascinating to watch. An elegant and carefully edited documentary with some fantastic interviews.

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Russell Fernandez

I enjoyed this documentary immensely. Its message is that God is in control of your life, not your neighbor. This should be compulsory viewing for the atheist. This documentary goes into some depth into the scientific basis for God, it shows some really fantastic evidence and scientific practices that support God. I think people who don't believe in God could learn a lot from this. There are some really chilling scenes and real interviews with people who claim to have gone through the experiments. I do feel that some of the testimonies are a little too "scary", especially the one with the woman who was undergoing the procedure and the girl who claims to have been abused. The documentary is written and narrated in a nice way, and it's nicely edited to fit together, but the actual story isn't that compelling. There are some great and compelling things that the documentary does show, but it's still very repetitive. It doesn't offer any new information, nor does it offer any new ideas, and it's not particularly easy to understand. I'm not religious, but I can understand and empathize with the hardships people go through to become the best version of themselves, and the scientific approach and principles of the scientific method can help people achieve a certain level of knowledge. I don't know the scientific details, but I can understand that there are some aspects of God that require a certain degree of scientific skill, and I can also understand that science isn't something everyone can do, but that doesn't mean that they should not try. It's a nice documentary that is a good way to understand what science is, but it's not something I'd watch again.

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Jennifer R.

If you want to see a documentary that is realistic about life as a black woman in America, go watch this one. The first half of the movie is really funny. A lot of commentary on the color of people's skin. But then the movie goes on to talk about what you hear in the news. There are a lot of facts that are so far-fetched. One day, a boy was going to a race and everyone thought that the race was going to be a walk-up. It turned out to be a long walk and was not what he thought. In the end, the only positive thing that you will learn from this documentary is that you can always rely on the media to give you what you want. You can't do that without the media. And also, it's interesting to see how different generations see things differently.

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Walter Little

Dr. Ruth Hoppe, the 'biggest star' of the 60s, gave us a hit in 1958 with 'Marlboro Man', but was clearly not up to the challenge. How about the future? According to Gary Heffernan, the creator of the popular TV series 'Dr. Phil', 'we have found the greatest person of the next century.' Who will it be? The new presenter of 'The Doctor' has an interesting bio, both in terms of what he has achieved as an actor and a doctor, as well as how he has dealt with being one. 'I'm not great at being the doctor,' he admits, 'but I think I'm great at playing the doctor.' The show takes a look at what it was like to be a famous person of the time, where Dr. Ruth has certainly found it. This is a fascinating look at the man and the man, and will certainly have you at the edge of your seat. It's a very informative look at what the show is about and why it exists, but does it really do justice to Dr. Ruth's story? The film has a good plot, but does not follow Dr. Ruth's life very well. I would not recommend this film to anyone who is not a fan of Dr. Ruth, or if you are a fan, but is not interested in her story.

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Justin George

I love documentaries. I do not care what anyone says about them, except for maybe "Zodiac" or "Empire of the Sun". I have a love for the classics like "Gas, Food, Money" and "Paint It Black". This movie is a one of a kind. It is not only interesting because it is a great story and full of facts, but it is very moving and tells a story that was told to me countless times over and over again. I will never forget when the interviewer said that I would never be able to tell my kids to eat their vegetables. It is a true story and if you see it, I am sure that you will feel the same. I think that if you are going to see it, see it with an open mind. There is no real villain in this movie. It is just an ordinary guy who had a tragic life and that is all. It is not about him. It is about a common man and the need to do something about it.

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Dennis Harper

Not a bad documentary but it is only enjoyable to those who already know a bit about the history of the civil rights movement. I am not familiar with the details of the motivations and events of the late 1960s but the basic story is clear enough and the movie follows the facts as best as it can without getting too obscure. The movie includes a lot of clips from the movie that you can look at and that you may find interesting. Overall, the movie is about as informative as the information in a George Orwell novel and the movie is good enough to be worthwhile but only to those who already know a little about the history of the civil rights movement.

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Martha

One of the most interesting aspects of this documentary is how the sexual exploitation of children is rarely discussed by other commentators. The film does a wonderful job of adding that perspective and is highly recommended.

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Justin West

The documentary, "Dr. Ruth: The Life and Death of a New York Girl" is a well done film. But it is not a documentary. What I find lacking is the knowledge of the members of the first generation of "Founding Mothers" of the Women's movement. I would have liked to see more about the differences between them and the generations of the later generations of the movement. I have never been to New York but I have heard that New York was the center of the movement, so it was interesting to hear that the first women to reach out to the women's movement were just moving from New York to California. The documentary was well done, but it did not tell the full story of the movement. I think the next documentary about this subject would be a great success, but we will probably have to wait for the film to be shown on television.

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Marie Franklin

The late great Robin Williams made some big and small films, and I can see why. With his witty, self-deprecating humor, he always seemed to know what he was talking about. When he made a film like "The Birdcage," or his "Dr.Dre" character, he was like a breath of fresh air in a sickly world. I wonder what his thoughts were about this film. I am still not sure. "The Birdcage" is a very touching film. It is a movie about a man who is thrown into a jail for two years for throwing a kid out of a moving car. The man is a man with a conscience, and he is a man who is on his own with nothing but his wife and two kids to help him. He is also a man who is now in a prison that will keep him there for the rest of his life, and his wife will be there for him. In this movie, he is fighting to get out. I think that this movie was a great tribute to Robin Williams. It also gave me an insight into the minds of a man who had a troubled life. It showed the situation in a dark, but realistic way, and it showed the reactions of many people, especially a man like this who has nothing to lose. I think that this movie shows what happens when a man like this has nothing to lose, but he also has nothing to gain. Robin Williams was a great actor, and this movie was a great tribute to him.

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Vincent B.

I really enjoyed this film. It was a gripping, well made documentary that you never want to see another person talk about. I love the way it was shot. The problem I have with the film is that I can't see it as a documentary, but more of a documentary on the people. I've been to a lot of protests and the people in this film seemed to be in their own little world, and it made me feel like I was living in a school where it was extremely dangerous to even go outside. However, as long as you can get past the extreme rhetoric that we hear throughout the film, you will get a decent look at what happens when people are just asking for a little help, or when they are doing something they do not know how to do. People who are against the protests are labeled as crazy, or violent. So they are not doing something as simple as going to the bank and putting money into the account. They are actually committing a crime by causing someone harm. It makes me angry that people are demonizing these protesters, or hate groups for trying to get a little help. It is a bad stereotype of protesting, and makes me sad that some people don't want to see a good documentary. I enjoyed this film, and I hope other people enjoy it as well. I give it a 7/10.

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Willie Carter

When you think of people from the 60's, you think of the women from the 60's. If you didn't know that this group of people lived and died in the 60's, you wouldn't be able to recognize them. With some exceptions, the women's names are practically all women. This documentary tells the story of the women from the 60's. The film is filled with stories from many different groups, such as the Irish, Chinese, and African American. There are two short segments that tell the stories of the women and their lives. The two short segments are a woman from the 80's and the women of the 20's. These two segments were edited together so that the two women who had such great stories ended up being joined together. In the original title of this documentary, they were titled: "The Untold Story of Women in the 60's." There is no mention of the women of the 60's in this film. While there is some footage of women, it is cut off before the stories are told. Although the first short segment is in the English version, the second segment is also cut off. While this film is not as well made as other documentaries on the 60's, it is an interesting look at the women's lives, and shows how women went from being ridiculed to being treated as equals.

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Cheryl V.

Ruth and her husband George were successful in their struggle to preserve their religion and culture. But, they were not able to stop the religious extremists from using their religion as a justification for discrimination. When the couple was told that they could not hold their daughter's wedding, George and Ruth went to court to ask for an injunction against the discrimination they had faced. The court agreed that they were a family in distress, and that their religious beliefs were not threatened. That is the crux of this movie. It is very true to life, it is very disturbing, and it is very upsetting. But it is very important to see the movie because we need to know that discrimination is still going on in many countries, and that religious groups are still going to arouse hatred. This movie is very important, and I urge you to watch it.

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Gloria Burton

A great documentary about some of the biggest names in pop culture. Ron Howard is an excellent director and I'd say he has done a wonderful job with this film. The documentary starts with the greats, David Bowie and Billy Joel, and then goes on to the more obscure artists. One of my favorites is Madonna. She discusses her late husband's life and how it influenced her career. I really liked her performance and I felt that I was a lot closer to her life than I was with her music. I also really enjoyed the performances of Mariah Carey and Mariah Stiles. Carey is a great singer and her performance was extremely well done. She is also a very good actress. As for Stiles, I didn't think she was good but I did like her performance. I really liked her performance and the fact that she is the type of person that needs an audience is something that I don't think anyone can turn off. I feel that this documentary shows how much talent and the dedication to one's craft goes into what we see on the screen. As for the documentary itself, it is very well done and I really enjoyed watching it. I liked the music and the fashion and the acting. It is a very well produced documentary and I feel that this film deserves a great deal of praise. I give it a 7/10.

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Rose

A real eye opener. I'm not a medical doctor, but I watched it with a friend who is one. After watching it, I was shocked to see how often doctors used to test their patients for autism. I kept asking myself why, then I realized that it is because, in order to pass the laws of the US, medical scientists had to do so. The more I learned, the more I started to question my own sanity. It's also interesting to see how the medical establishment had to live up to its reputation. I am sure many doctors of today would disagree with the doctors portrayed in this documentary. If you can get past the fact that it is basically just a documentary, you'll be amazed by the way doctors, researchers and government officials treat the disorder. What's most surprising is that doctors aren't making more progress in their treatment. My opinion is that we will probably see an epidemic of autism in the future, and I don't think that the current epidemic has been caused by the medical industry. While it's good to know that people like me who are dealing with this condition, it is better to know the truth.

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Roger

I think that Dr. Ruth's documentary is a great insight into the life of one of the greatest American physicians, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his life and times. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this film and its' unique cinematography and production. Although the film is somewhat slow, it is extremely touching and the story is interesting. Although I would recommend it to someone that is more interested in history and the relationship between Dr. King and the civil rights movement, I also think that people who love documentaries and history and don't just want to hear the "the rest" of the story can enjoy this. Anyone can learn something about Dr. King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement.

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William Walters

Not a great documentary but good nonetheless. I find it fascinating that people who do not really know much about Scientology would attempt to find out what it is about. They will also be very curious about David Miscavige. I found his behavior to be very odd, the way he conducted himself, and the way he brought his people into Scientology. I would not recommend this documentary to non-Scientologists. I would recommend it to Scientologists as it is a good portrayal of how Scientology is a cult and how they do not speak of their "study" with any sort of intelligence or even basic logic. They are so very dim-witted.

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Julie Johnston

What a shame that this wonderful film had to end. Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave her life fighting for women's rights. I know I'm not the only one who finds this brave, brave. I can only imagine what the women that Ruth met throughout her life will have to say about this film. I can imagine they will be even more inspired by it than I was.

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Albert

Over the years, I've become a really big fan of Dr. Ruth. I was very excited when I learned that she would be interviewed and making a special for HBO, but I was a little let down. I'm glad to say that I was not disappointed. Dr. Ruth is a woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few months ago, but through the support of her family and friends she continues to live, through the experience of being in the spotlight, she comes out a stronger, more positive, and even a more powerful person. Her honesty is contagious and you feel for her, not knowing how she is. She was interviewed by the late Michael Schur and his son David about her health and what it's like to be surrounded by so many loved ones. It's an interesting interview, but also a sad one, because there is no one that can understand her condition and how she's dealing with it. She did an excellent job and I think she will be an even better person after she's gone. I felt that the last half hour could have been a little better because she comes out so strong. It would have been nice to have some kind of clue what was going to come out of her. If you're interested in cancer, there is a great movie that I think you should see called "Living on the Edge" about a woman who has to put up with cancer to make a living. I think you'll be a better person if you watch it, it's very powerful.

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Tammy

For what it's worth, the movie's subject matter is important to me. When I first heard about this project, I heard about the history of black Americans, the African-American experience, the struggles they faced, and the struggles they still face. I was a little disappointed to hear that I wouldn't be able to see it because of my age. I went to see it with my daughter and we found it to be an inspirational and educational movie. The way that the filmmakers presented the history of African-Americans was so well done that you didn't even notice that you were watching a documentary, which was a good thing because it took me back to my high school days and showed me what was going on back then. And as I watched, I really didn't know what to think, I didn't know how to feel. It was the history of African-Americans that made me want to learn more about them. I hope to see this film again when I'm older. It is a little bit depressing to see how things have changed, but it's also a little bit hopeful. And it's one of the greatest things I've seen in a movie.

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Joan Cox

This documentary was one of the most touching things I've seen. It's a great idea to put an American woman in a different place (the last place I saw someone with a similar position) and the story of the author's life. I didn't expect it to be this good. It was a great experience to see that with a couple of laughs and a good surprise that was worth the time.

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Martha S.

Dr. Ruth is a great documentary which focuses on an expert of cancer diagnosis and care in this country. Dr. Ruth gives the viewer a personal experience that she went through with her cancer diagnosis. She had no idea it was terminal until she got a news note in the mail that it was. This documentary shows the face of cancer on the face of America and how it is treated and even being covered up. I recommend this documentary to people who are going through a serious medical issue. I also recommend this documentary to people who are new to the field of cancer diagnosis and care. I think this documentary will show you how cancer can affect you. People will see this documentary and know that they should know that there are people like Dr. Ruth who have the ability to help them and make a difference in their lives. This documentary is very educational and educational for the viewer. This documentary is very personal and I believe that you will learn something that you may not have already known. I highly recommend this documentary for people who are going through a serious medical issue.