Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Jul 2019)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life of the famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her escape from the Nazis as a child along the path to world recognition as the foremost authority on TV and radio.
My Take on it – This is a documentary that I came across by accident and was quite intrigued to see what it was all about.
This is a spectacular film that is able to give us so much fascinating insight into the extraordinary life of someone who most people are familiar with due to her outspokenness and directness when discussing things in the field of sex and relationships.
By learning about and seeing how her life progressed, we get to understand how her flight from the Nazis during World War II affected her life.
Her journey to Israel following the end of World War II led her into another war zone where she served as a sniper in the Israeli Army during the War of Independence in 1948.
Her many life experiences led her to a point where she wished to become more educated and help others and this eventually led her to study about relationships and sex under some of the best educators of the time.
Her personal life is also quite fascinating to learn about and is all very eye opening in the way that it affected her path in life.
This is an amazing film that tells us so much about life and how it is possible to be such an influence on millions of people even if you just start off small.
Bottom Line – Such a fascinating documentary that gives us so much insight into the amazing life of someone that is mostly known for her directness and outspokenness in the field of sex and relationships. We get to see how her life was forever changed by her flight from the Nazis and how it led her to become both a sniper in the Israeli Army during the War of Independence and her eventual yearning to become more educated and be able to help others. This film also gives us much insight into her personal life which is also quiet eye opening. Great film that says so much about life and how one can be an influence on millions of others even if you start off really small. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. (From Askdrruth.com)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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