Ruby: A Journey to Lose the First 100 Pounds

DVD Release: July 7, 2009
Ruby: A Journey to Lose the First 100 Pounds


“Ruby: A Journey to Lose the First 100 Pounds” is an inside look into the life of Ruby Gettinger, who has struggled with her weight since she was a child and is now morbidly obese. Rudy has lost and gained hundreds of pounds over the years in her seesaw battle of the bulge. Today, she weighs over 400 pounds…and it’s killing her. Recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Rudy has been told by her doctor that she has to lose the weight if she wants to live. “Ruby” chronicles what may be her last chance to take off hundreds of pounds in an attempt to save her own life. Style has assembled an expert team to help Ruby do it: a trainer, nutritionist, a therapist, and a physician – whatever, and whoever, it takes.

Dove Review

In this day and age we all need a reality check when it comes to our health and weight issues. This story takes the viewer on one woman’s journey to conquer her health problems due to her obesity.

Ruby, who is a wonderful charming and beautiful person, is well over 400 pounds. This is her trip in losing the first 100 in her weight-loss goal. You will get to know her team of trainers, doctors and friends as they help this fine woman with the many obstacles that she meets. Travel though the mental, emotional and spiritual challenges along with the physical ones she faces as she pushes on to a healthier life.

This is a very encouraging and helpful film for family and friends alike. It will encourage many in this unhealthy world of obesity. Dove awards “Ruby: A Journey to Lose the First 100 Pounds” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: Discussion regarding being able to have a sex life.
Language: Frickin-5; G/OMG-5, Bull-1; H-1
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: Health issues; discussion regarding having children; people make fun of overweight woman.


Company: Lionsgate
Producer: Gay Rosenthal
Genre: Television
Runtime: 176 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe