On the Basis of Sex 04/09/19
With two major movie accolades in one year, Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is the real Wonder Woman, bar none. Mimi Leder’s dramatic biography takes on a relative small piece of Ms. Ginsberg’s life, but the simplifications aren’t a problem. It does have the feeling of an old-fashioned celebratory bio, with colorful characters and hiss-able villains. But Leder and screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman never lose track of their central theme. Felicity Jones is the young Ruth, Armie Hammer her husband Marin, Justin Theroux her ACLU confederat, Sam Waterston a dean of Harvard Law School, Kathy Bates an old-school activist lawyer, and Cailee Spaeny as Ruth’s equally feisty daughter. On Blu-ray from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.