12A

On The Basis Of Sex

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Starring
Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Mulkey

Director: Mimi Leder

Running Time: 120 minutes

Certificate: 12A - infrequent strong language

Country: USA

Format: 2D


Solidly and sincerely directed by Mimi Leder, it’s a must-see for any mother and daughter, reminding you how incredibly far female equality has leapt and bound within a single lifetime.
★★★★
- Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is justly considered a feminist icon, and a legal trailblazer. Before she became a key figure of the US supreme court, her legal career set fundamental precedents. In this biopic, we see Ginsberg (Felicity Jones) team with her husband Martin (Armie Hammer) to address a case that has wide-ranging implications for sexual discrimination.

Battling open and hidden misogynies both as she trains as a lawyer and then as she takes on cases in the 1970s, we see both the outward persona and her inner struggles. A sincere story that is a balm in a time of attacks on women’s rights.

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