On the Basis of Sex

Wait for the State!

Director: 
Mimi Leder
Year: 
2018
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
120 mins
Cast: 
Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career.

When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film also chronicles the storybook-like romance between Ruth and Marty, a partnership that succeeded both personally and professionally.

"A serious movie that slowly earns its emotion and enlists our involvement. Even before the finish, it’s goosebumps all around." - San Francisco Chronicle

"But Jones, luminous in support in such dramas as 'The Theory of Everything,' carries this picture, delivers thrilling arguments thrillingly and puts a warm, human face on a legal figure who has become liberalism’s Obi Wan Kenobi, 'our only hope.'" - Movie Nation

"Well-paced and directed with gusto, 'On the Basis of Sex' finds an accessible, near-perfect tone, balancing serious courtroom drama and frequent legal jargon with tastefully Hollywood-ized emotional embellishments." - Time Out

"It’s Jones who really shines. She effortlessly embodies Ruth Bader Ginsburg with such aplomb that when she locks her steely eyes with the camera, you can feel it in your bones that this woman is about to change the world." - The Wrap

"Jones is truly marvelous in the role, showing Ginsburg’s burning desire to change societal unfairness and also, more intimately, coming to terms with her own daughter’s rebelliousness." - The Associated Press