On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD O DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1


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A wonderful and heartwarming movie. The conflict between sticking to your job's demands versus sticking up for your community is all too common! The film does a great job at portraying this struggle and how it looks to cross that line. Recommended by Monica.

If there ever was a real-life superhero, it would be Ruth Bader Ginsburg! There is a reason she is NOTORIOUS!

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Nov 07, 2019

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

LPL_BeckyB Oct 16, 2019

A great look into the life events leading to RBG’s first major triumph in the courts. Younger people are often surprised at the extent of discrimination toward women in colleges and the workplace clear into the 1970s. Here it is made real through the real-life experiences of one well known heroine. Loved it!

Oct 15, 2019

Very well done, acting, story line, commendable.

Sep 26, 2019

LOVED it. Inspiring. Real life. Real Courage. Every person has benefitted from this Woman's life work. Shero.

Sep 22, 2019

Well meaning but insipid film. Very slow, dully acted and wearily directed. Painfully clichéd movie.

Sep 09, 2019

Very inspiring! I would suggest that it be shown to all of the young girls in your families. It shows that if you try enough times you will succeed even if it seems impossible to you at that moment.

Sep 09, 2019

After watching this movie I concluded three things:

1) I still can't stand annoying lawyerspeak.
2) Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the greatest Americans to have ever lived.
3) During these divided times I hope her health allows her to stay on the Supreme Court.

If there was a fourth thing it would be this a pretty darn good movie.

Sep 05, 2019

2019 I thought this was REALLY GOOD.

Aug 25, 2019

Interesting, reasonably well paced, good tension, worth watching. I would have appreciated the movie-makers including a Special Feature showcasing the real Ruth + Martin Ginsburg.

Aug 22, 2019

Found this an interesting movie. isn't it time this world realized men and women deserve equal rights in all situations of life. The strong should always help out the weak be it in muscle power, knowledge, or wealth.

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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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