On The Basis of Sex

Why Did I Watch It? Given all the hype surrounding Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg – who is essentially a cultural icon at this point in addition to being one of the most important legal minds in our country – it seemed only fitting that since Hollywood went through all the trouble of putting together a decent cast (Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston), I may as well watch it.

What’s It About (two sentences or less)?  The life of Ruth Bader-Ginsberg – starting from her time in college, following her career up through doing battle at the United States Supreme Court. The struggle for gender equality is real.

Thoughts? The acting was good, the story was very deserving of a movie, but they spent too much time on certain things and then just breezed past others without paying it much attention. It was a really good movie, but it could’ve been great. She had a tough time to get to where she is, and she’s clearly a strong fighter for what she knows is right, but the movie fell short of what it could have been

Recommend It? Yes, to anyone over the age of 16, and also to those who are even partially offended at the fact that their age might disqualify them from appreciating a movie they want to see, because they will likely enjoy it as well. Less mature audiences might not appreciate it.

Score: 83 out of 100

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