• Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

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Ask Dr. Ruth

Release Date: May 3rd, 2019

NR |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Director: Ryan White

Genres: Biography, Documentary

Production Co: Delirio Films, Neko Productions, Tripod Media

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Dan FienbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    Although it runs out of creativity well before the end of its 100-minute running time, it still coaxes ample good will out of the remarkable life and boundless energy of its 4-foot-7 heroine. show more

  • 60
    Lorry KiktaFilm Threat

    Ask Dr. Ruth is a lovely tribute to the renowned sex therapist, but it’s not blazing any trails of its own as its subject matter has. As a documentary, it’s pretty formulaic. show more

  • 71
    Andrew CrumpPaste Magazine

    It’s her unstoppability, her tireless drive to see through the work she believes needs doing in the field of sexual enlightenment that gives Ask Dr. Ruth real urgency, lifting what’d be an otherwise breezy character portrait to near essential levels. show more

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