Monday, December 24, 2018
On the Basis of Sex Review - 2 Stars
"On the Basis of Sex" arrives with high expectations. This biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's early years arrives the same year as the documentary "RGB." The documentary had the advantage of the real thing and a sharp script. "On the Basis of Sex" focuses on Ginsburg's struggle with law school and inequality, and leads to her first equal rights triumph. It reminds viewers of her love-filled marriage of equals. Jones never quite captures Ginsburg's New York accent. The dialog often feels clunky. Ginsburg's nephew wrote the script, and certainly admires his aunt. Sometimes, good intentions don't make for a great film. "On the Basis of Sex," rated PG-13, 2 stars. Does it deliver what it promises? More about RGB, but not as good as the documentary. Is it entertaining? Uneven production. Is it worth the price of admission? Those who admire the Justice will enjoy.