On The Basis of Sex is in select theaters on January 4th, 2019.

On the Basis of Sex is the true story about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s younger days as a lawyer. Along with her husband Marty, the couple brought forth a revolutionary case to the U.S. Court of Appeals that overturned a century of gender discrimination. Can this movie live up to the legendary Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

The movie starts off giving a good look at the discriminating atmosphere of law school that Ruth Bader Ginsburg endured. It was enough to make me cringe and roll my eyes but as expected she held strong despite her peers as well as faculty trying to deter her from her career goal just because of her gender.

From there the tone was set and it was inspiring to see Felicity Jones embody the headstrong, determined Ruth Bader Ginsburg who balanced being a mother, a wife and trying to get her foot in the door in a male dominated profession. Armie Hammer as her husband Marty was a sight to see including their chemistry and the emotions that came with their lives.

Although this is a true story it felt very formulated in terms of get to point A to get to point B and so on. It did get slightly dull in the middle because of the perfectly aligned formula but there were jokes and quips about her and her family’s personalities added in to liven up the journey.

To see a movie being released about the remarkable woman that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is is truly inspiring. After watching my heart was full because it is being released around her 25th anniversary of service to the U.S. Supreme Court and this movie is a great tribute showing part of her journey getting there.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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