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      Loving

      PG-13 Released Nov 23, 2016 2h 3m History Drama Biography TRAILER for Loving: Trailer 1 List Loving: Trailer 1 Loving: Trailer 1 2:26 View more videos
      88% Tomatometer 296 Reviews 76% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful -- and still relevant -- real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.

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      Stephanie Abraham Bitch Media The script could use a bit more dialogue in order to allow the audience to know the characters better. Still, the emotional bond is communicated well. Feb 17, 2021 Full Review Claudia Puig The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan) The film shines a light on how far the U.S. has come in its views of equality, but also how far it has still to go. A true story that is still very relevant, Loving is understated, compelling and deeply affecting. Rated: 3/4 Jul 31, 2017 Full Review Angie Han Slashfilm Aided by awards-worthy performances from Joel Edgerton and especially Ruth Negga, Nichols delivers an intimate drama that feels all the bigger for keeping its scope so resolutely small. Rated: 9/10 Jun 13, 2017 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand The title is more than just a form of shorthand or a clever double-meaning. It is the core of the film. This is about a marriage, a couple deeply in love and devoted to their family, who just want to live together in their home state. Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Olly Richards Sunday Times (UK) Director Jeff Nichols takes a restrained approach to the story, turning away from bombastic moments and letting Mildred and Richard’s quiet determination and unshakeable bond carry the story. Oct 17, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies “Loving” gracefully and truthfully tackles an issue by putting its focus on the human element. Rated: 4/5 Aug 23, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B Edgerton's and Negga's performances and to a larger extent Nichols' direction all seem to be playing against the clichés of the Hollywood "Prestige Drama", opting instead for subtle character moments. It works as a fitting tribute to the real Richard and Mildred Loving. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review M.A. L Having had a case argued before the Supreme Court myself (Lebron v Amtrak), I do wish that the film included more of the argument language before and among the Justices. It would have provided counterpoints that would have made the story even more poignant, touching, … and most importantly, thrilling by making more explicit how the simple story of this couple had such enormous consequences. That said, a moving film with two amazing performances with relevance today that should not be missed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/27/23 Full Review Carl F A straightforward movie with a relevant message that always has to be maintained. People are people and happiness is a right. Acting was outstanding. This movie is a must see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review Nim T A great film that served its intention with presenting us the story behind the influence in the Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia. I liked the chemistry between Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga because the acting was pure, natural, and heartaching as we experience the turmoil they had to endured under unfair laws. There was essence of family elements that had been put out strongly and also the difficulties in those that the characters would not know. The film is outstanding and filled with power that can bring the audience to discussion of why that is. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/24/23 Full Review Taylor L The Lovings have never been trumpeted as the champions of the Civil Rights Movement in the way that outspoken marchers like the Rev. Dr. King or Malcolm X were, partly because they seem to have been just as this film depicts them - a relatively conventional, happily married couple at the wrong end of an unfair law. Respecting that, the film doesn't have a lot of dramatic gestures of wanton love like some sort of Jim Crow Romeo and Juliet, but is more of a slow burn demonstrating how the couple relied on one another with little ambition for a larger social change from the get-go. It's a competent adaptation of the story with good performances, and mercifully no major departures for tons of token racially-motivated intimidation (burning crosses in the yard and the like). The script can't resist a few low-hanging lines, like "tell the Supreme Court I love my wife", or cutaways to Nick Kroll and Jon Bass, the ACLU lawyers who put everything into more animated context so the main characters can keep their muted personas going strong. Keeping the actual reality in mind, Loving pays decent tribute to the reality of its subject and thankfully doesn't try to excessively dramatize their story for clout, but the slow pace and relatively small scale might hold it back from recognition in the cohort of romantic-struggle films. Surprised by how minor Michael Shannon's role was in this. (3/5) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/08/23 Full Review Thomas M The best acting performance from Ruth Negga! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/27/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.
      Director
      Jeff Nichols
      Producer
      Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Nancy Buirski, Sarah Green, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf
      Screenwriter
      Jeff Nichols
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Augusta Films, Focus Features, Raindog Films, Big Beach, Tri-State Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      History, Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 2016, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 24, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.6M
      Runtime
      2h 3m
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