On the Basis of Sex
Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer


Overview - In this biopic, Felicity Jones portrays future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a wife, mother and lawyer battling the Supreme Court for gender equality and women's rights. She works with the American Civil Liberties Union to argue cases on behalf of both men and women, demonstrating that discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. Directed by Mimi Leder. Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates co-star.

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Overview

In this biopic, Felicity Jones portrays future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a wife, mother and lawyer battling the Supreme Court for gender equality and women's rights. She works with the American Civil Liberties Union to argue cases on behalf of both men and women, demonstrating that discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. Directed by Mimi Leder. Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Mimi Leder - Director
Felicity Jones
Armie Hammer
Justin Theroux
Cailee Spaeny
Jack Reynor
Kathy Bates
Stephen Root
Sam Waterston
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Francis X. McCarthy

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 191329083079
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some language and suggestive content)
  • Release Date: April 2019

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Movies > Biography

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Reviews:
"Jones applies herself soberly and energetically to cover the bases of Ginsburg's seriousness of purpose, initial career frustration and eventual clarity of vision as to how she can carve an important identity and public role for herself." - 11/08/2018 Hollywood Reporter


"[A] rousing origin story....Jones and Hammer share a charming on-screen chemistry..." - 11/08/2018 Variety


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Jones and Hammer make an appealing couple, and they get strong support from the more colorful characters, like Kathy Bates as pioneering feminist attorney Dorothy Kenyon and Justin Theroux as Mel Wulf, legal director of the ACLU..." - 12/20/2018 RogerEbert.com


"ON THE BASIS OF SEX is ultimately less about one woman blazing a trail for herself and more about the slow, pointed deconstruction of an entire sexist social order." -- Grade: B - 12/19/2018 A.V. Club


"ON THE BASIS OF SEX does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered, dramatizing both her personal stake in feminist legal activism and the intellectual discipline with which she approached it." - 12/24/2018 New York Times


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n origin story that catches Ginsburg in the enthralling act of inventing herself, highlighting the ups and downs of the trailblazer’s formative period." - 12/24/2018 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 5 -- "Before US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a feminist hero and internet meme, she was an unlikely revolutionary....Her quiet determination to forge her own path would change her country and lead to the repeal of its most sexist laws, as this efficient, understated biopic shows." - 02/19/2019 Empire


3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] likable biopic celebrating the early career of legendary lawyer and supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....It’s got a worthwhile story to tell." - 02/20/2019 The Guardian

 
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