On the Basis of Sex

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018
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RBG biopic starring Felicity Jones looks teen-friendly.
  • December 25, 2018
  • PG-13
  • 2018
  • 120 minutes

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that On the Basis of Sex is a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's early career. Before she was a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) was a lawyer who fought for women's equal rights. This film tells the story of how she teamed up with her husband, Marty (Armie Hammer), in 1972 to argue a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals that would overturn a century of sex-based discrimination. Expect some swearing, drinking, and suggestive references in this drama, but overall the film looks like an inspiring pick for RBG fans.

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