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At the Movies: January 11

"A Dog’s Way Home"; "On the Basis of Sex"; "The Upside"…

A Dog’s Way Home

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic, 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner.

PG. Adventure. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. 1h 42m.

What the Internet Says

“This family-friendly adventure, reminiscent of 'The Incredible Journey,' follows a tried-and-true but heartwarming path.” – Variety

Our Take: Heartwarming and uplifting, Bella will steal your heart. Definitely take the kids to see this one!

On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

PG-13. Drama. Directed by Mimi Lederl. 2h.

What the Internet Says

“‘On the Basis of Sex’ does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered.” – The NY Times

“While it’s not exactly a sequel to ‘RBG,’ the hit documentary from earlier this year, the film does seem designed primarily for viewers who just can’t get enough Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” – Washington Post

Our Take: Another compelling political drama to add to your movie list. Felicity Jones slays her role as Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

Watch the trailer here.

The Upside

Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom as fun-loving Dell shows curmudgeonly Phillip that life is worth living.

PG-13. Drama/Comedy. Directed by Neil Burger. 2h 6m.

What the Internet Says

“Jon Hartmere’s script has genuinely funny moments…” – The NY Times

Our Take: If you’re in the mood for something emotionally touching and stars a fantastic cast, then Upside is the perfect slice of sentimental cinema for you this weekend.

Watch the trailer here.