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      The Education of Dee Dee Ricks

      2011 1 hr. 11 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 70% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, successful businesswoman Dee Dee Ricks begins a life-changing journey that opens her eyes to the financial and personal costs of the disease. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Dee Dee Ricks is a women who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and has decided to document this part of her life so that when her two sons are old enough can see what their mother has gone through. We are introduced to her, she is a hard working single mother who has been able to make a wonderful like for herself and two sons, living in New York in a 14 million dollar penthouse apartment. During this emotional journey we see her pre surgery, and then post. Radiation is started and we see her brushing clumps of hair out of her head and then crying in rage. This documentary is one that will pull on your heartstrings, probably even make you cry a little. But that is no reason to avoid something so touching. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member An incredibly moving and brutally honest account of a woman who has it ALL, including cancer. Ms. Ricks journey through her diagnosis, double mastectomy, and loss of a dear friend is as impressive as it is inspiring. Her rally cry that women dying from cancer because they are poor or uninsured isn't a medical issue but a MORAL issue is one of the truest truths I've ever heard! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Not the deepest of docs, but lots of genuine heart felt feeling; super wealth doesn't take away from her bravery and her drive to do good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945305?printerfriendly=true Somehow your site says "no reviews." Attached is a link to Variety.....Clearly a reliable source. I personally give it five stars, but some may say I'm biased as the subject. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Powerful, honest, courageous, in-your-face stuff. All with the great message that, by championing patient navigation and starting in the community, we can beat breast cancer. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Casey Krosser Bust Magazine This is a very intimate and heart-wrenching documentary, for sure. Aug 11, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, successful businesswoman Dee Dee Ricks begins a life-changing journey that opens her eyes to the financial and personal costs of the disease.
      Director
      Perri Peltz
      Executive Producer
      Jane Rosenthal, Sheila Nevins
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English