On The Basis Of Sex 0.0 stars

On The Basis Of Sex movie poster

On the basis of direction, we paraphrase RBG — the subject of this no BFD biographical distraction — and shout, “Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker, Pay It Forward), take your foot off the necks of American filmgoers!” This Little Golden Book of a show, expressively indistinguishable from any number of recent celebrity biopics, abandons all but the feeblest of throughlines on 2018’s road to Ruth-dundancy. Didn’t we just have this dance? With the CNN documentary still glistening in the minds of moviegoers, apart from granting Oscar-underdog Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything ) and Golden Globes also-ran Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name) another shot at decorating their mantles, was there really an the urgent need for a fictional account of life with the Ginsburgs? As significant a figure of the 20th Century as Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, that’s how inconsequential this essentially made-for-cable biopic is. Skip it. 2018.

Scott Marks

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

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Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

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Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

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Cinépolis Vista

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

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Regal Carlsbad 12

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Regal Escondido

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Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

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Regal Rancho del Rey

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

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Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

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