Loving (review)

Loving (review)
Loving (review)
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This film is based on the true case of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who lived in Virginia (where the film was also shot) and ultimately challenged the miscegenation laws in the Supreme Court. This film quietly tells their story without overblown outrage or extreme emotion. Director Jeff Nichols lets images, especially faces, poignantly tell as much of the story as the minimal dialogue. With the sweetly touching, skillfully underplayed performances by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga (both of whom will surely see Oscar noms) their situation is rendered even more poignant. Some may find the pace slow, but I found it quietly compelling. In addition to the historical significance of the case, this film beautifully portrays the enduring love that made their relationship transcend racial boundaries.

 

(4.5 / 5)

 

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1 Comment

  1. “Quietly compelling” is perfect. Lovely film.

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