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Year
2018
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Mimi Leder
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
5.6
Votes *
0
Checks
232
Favs
3
Dislikes
0
Favs/checks
1.3% (1:77)
Favs/dislikes
3:0
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    While I was interested in the court case that defined gender discrimination and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg deserves to be treated as a hero on film, On the Basis of Sex is essentially what that story would be like if it were a movie script. The characters we meet in one situation become important later on; if we catch a conversation about law, you can bet it'll turn out to be relevant; characters go out of their way to mention things that will make good metaphors later; and it sometimes plays as a "superhero origin story/prequel" where the film tries to efficiently explain and set up things that we know to be true today (life isn't that efficient). With a big dollop of sexism on top so even the dimmest in the audience gets the point. As such, though it is well-acted, as a biopic it is neither imaginative nor realistic. And yet, I was moved by the oratory, there's no arguing that. 2 months 4 weeks ago
  2. satisfythecrave's avatar

    satisfythecrave

    hmmmmMMMMMM?

    I can't believe I witnessed the "movie star" versions of Ruth and Marty Ginsburg have sexy time.

    I guess it's hard to shed the robust, heroic version we have of Justice Ginsburg. I can't fault the film for trying to depict her as Ruth, wife and mother, brains and untapped talent beyond recognition, with only the systematic oppression of a patriarchal society standing in her way.

    Anyways. Um, yeah, go Ruth. Please keep on living for at the very least another full decade. I'll go buy a pair of socks with your likeness on them to show that I Am A Feminist.
    2 months ago
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