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ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018): The Things I Liked…

On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones
On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones

On The Basis Of Sex, the Mimi Leder directed biopic about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her notable achievements especially in her fight for equal rights is… it’s a movie I’m disappointed to say isn’t quite all I’d hoped.

Prior to viewing and thanks to the trailer, I had a certain idea of what this movie might be like. However, my bubble of great expectations burst quite early on, thanks to the rather annoying opening song. And not too long after that, it became quite clear to me that something important was missing from Leder’s movie. The missing element (better script and / or execution) made a big chunk of On The Basis Of Sex feel quite flat and unexciting.

Bearing in mind the huge impact of Ginsburg’s work in the United States and beyond, I really expected a more ‘epic feeling’ finished product. Instead the thought that ‘an opportunity has definitely been missed here’ entered my mind and never left.

The scene in the US Supreme Court at the end is certainly the best. Especially because of the words and delivery of the all important rebuttal. I also couldn’t help but notice how wonderful it surely must have been for Ginsburg to have a support system as great as those in her immediate family. Namely, Martin Ginsburg and their daughter Jane. I really did want to love this one, but it simply wasn’t to be.

Watch it for the US Supreme Court scene, the clothes worn by Felicity Jones and if you’re really, really curious. Just know that the documentary RBG (2018) is better.

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018): New Trailer From Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates…

On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones
On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones

On The Basis Of Sex is the Mimi Leder directed drama / biography about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG).

Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates, the story focuses of RBG’s struggles for equal rights and all she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

I’m in for the story of a smart and extraordinary woman. There’s also the courtroom action / dialogue to look forward to, as well as the pleasant surprise that is the cast and costume. I love everything Jones is dressed in in this trailer.

On The Basis Of Sex Release Dates: December 25th, 2018 (US); February 8th, 2019 (US)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of On The Basis Of Sex (2018).

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