On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

DVD - 2019
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Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts' view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg, to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time.


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Oct 21, 2020

I've always been drawn to 'true-story' hollywood - Titanic, Tombstone, Casino, Remember The Titans, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, etc) as I can do without most of the baloney they come up with. This one does not disappoint. Although she just passed I though this was a movie of her life so I was a bit confused about the title. I was dead-wrong. It deals with an early case of hers as a lawyer. Top notch all the way around; from the story line, acting, wardrobe, you name it - a fantastic film.

Oct 05, 2020

Wonderful story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Excellent movie.

Aug 17, 2020

Excellent movie. Well done.

Aug 05, 2020

Essential viewing. Inspirational. Endorsed by Justice Ginsburg herself. The bonus features are also worth viewing. I think equally important as a mention here is that it shows what is possible with the strong support of family.

Feb 28, 2020

What a wonderful movie about the early days of RBG. She has been one of my idols and inspiration for years. I loved how her husband encouraged her always. I loved watching how mother & daughter grew to love each other's differences. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Jan 29, 2020

Outstanding movie! I give this one 5 stars! I truly enjoy movies about intelligent women who are not afraid to take chances! Every young boy & girl should watch this movie instead of all the crap movies that Hollywood is churning out! Ruth Bader Ginsburg, you are my idol & one of the greatest Americans of this century! Hurray!!!!!

Jan 02, 2020

Every man, woman and child should watch this movie of a woman that changed old fashioned laws made by men. I would like to know who the three senators were who voted against her nomination to the Supreme Court of the USA - shame on you three

Dec 22, 2019


We need so much more inspiring works like this, in these trying and twisted times.

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 13, 2019

I thought this was a very solid, good bio-pic. I thought Felicity Jones was excellent as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The period details were all very good and the story about Ruth's struggles as an ambitious young lawyer and the obstacles she faced and the rights she fought for was very absorbing. This movie serves as a timely reminder that all rights and privileges that modern people have all have come from determination and perseverance. Rights and freedoms never seem to be given easily, they have to be fought for tooth and claw every step of the way and these challenges are never easy. It was enjoyable as a movie but it was also inspirational to learn more about this courageous and laudable real-life human rights leader.

Nov 07, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a heroine of our times. Everyone should know what she accomplished for equality and women's rights.

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Jan 14, 2019

What quality or trait defines the right of any person to exist as equal to any other? The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't start in the Supreme Court. Her personal and professional struggles for equal rights between men and women have defined American history and freedom like few events in the country's existence. Follow the many steps Ginsburg had to take and the many uphills battles she had to win from Harvard Law School to the U.S. court system to prove that a woman could know the law and act upon it as fairly and impartially as any man.


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