Loving

Loving

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray videodisc (2 hr., 3 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (123 min. : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
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lukasevansherman
Aug 14, 2017

This is a deeply felt film about a landmark Supreme Court case (Loving vs. Virginia) brought by an interracial couple. As many have said, it's a great story, but it's a bit slow. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are the Lovings, Nick Kroll, in a surprising dramatic turn, is an ACLU lawyer, and the great Michael Shannon, who has appeared in all of Jeff Nichols' films, is a Life photographer. It'a a change of pace from writer/director Nichols, whose previous films include "Take Shelter" and "Mud." Despite its flaws, it's worth seeing.

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Aug 14, 2017

There is no much I can add to the previous comments. A memorable movie.

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the_bookwyrm
Aug 05, 2017

What I like about this film is how different it is compared to other films about the Civil Rights movement. Richard and Mildred Loving weren't activists marching with fellow protesters, fighting against segregation. They were a quiet couple who loved one another and only wanted their marriage to be legal in their home state.
It's mostly a quiet movie. There isn't much pressure in the forefront, but you can see the effects Virginia's anti-miscegenation law had on the Lovings (a brick in the car, the feeling of isolation in a city, the plot to return home to have their children, etc).
It's not meant to be a passionate anti-segregation film. I wouldn't have liked it if it was another courtroom drama, either. The interactions in this family as time went by and the Supreme Court case was underway was just enough for me. It felt ordinary and human--and that's the point of the Lovings' story. They were ordinary people with an extraordinary victory.

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Xny555
Jul 30, 2017

What an awesome love story, loved this movie. highly recommend

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GreenlakeGal
Jul 22, 2017

Incredibly well cast and beautifully filmed. This movie moves slowly, paralleling the pace of the Lovings' ordeal. At times I felt impatient but remembered how many years they struggled under unjust laws. I think the pace of the film accurately reflected what they must have felt was an eternity of injustice. I found it engrossing and beautiful to watch. There were unexpected moments of suspense that had me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend Loving.

In the Bonus Features, several British actor/producer types said they had never heard of the Lovings' story. Fair enough; it's not their history. I'm glad they were intrigued enough to pursue it. Then a few American film people were interviewed saying the same thing. Egads! I was horrified and concerned about the American education system.

Loving v. Virginia is a seminal case in American history and in anti-discrimination law. It established Americans' right to marry the person of their choice, regardless of race. The Lovings handled their struggle quietly and privately, but the results were monumental. Many marriage and privacy cases stem from the Supreme Court's ruling in Loving. Today, one in six marriages involve mixed race partners. Knowing that may make the film much more interesting to watch. I think it was beautifully done regardless.

If you don't like slow-paced films or civil rights history, this one isn't for you.

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voisjoe1_0
Jul 18, 2017

The simple story of a southern interracial couple that just wants to live their lives without a lot of fanfare. Some viewers were disturbed by the lack of action, but the director refused to add extraneous fictional material just to make the viewing audience excited. The Loving couple basically kept to themselves, so they escaped much of the actions of lynching, white racist hatred that was dominant in the Southern states at this time in America's history. It should be noted that films like "Loving" and "12 Years a Slave" were largely propelled by Brits, not people from Hollywood. Hollywood was still basically in its hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil about American racism (including 2 years straight with only white actors nominated for the best actor and best supporting actor categories).

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kpelish
Jul 06, 2017

Film focuses on the relationship of this pathbreaking couple, rather than the actual court battle. There are genuine moments of sweetness and both main actors carry their roles well in an understated, spare manner. However, it's very slow-paced.

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yumsushi
Jun 21, 2017

i wanted to sympathize with them and their terrible circumstance but found the characters uninteresting. ive seen alot of subtle movies that greatly affected me but not this one.

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TechWriter1
May 27, 2017

This movie provides a nice perspective on a slice of American History that we should all be aware of. It was a little slow and I had trouble understanding some of the dialog. Overall however, it was worthwhile to learn about the love and struggles of these people and about an important Supreme Court decision that they helped to bring about.

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COURIER3
May 22, 2017

A love story of two dedicated people who persevered the many obstacles of a black & white marriage. Interesting that Mildred wrote Attorney General Bobby Kennedy for help.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“We may lose the little battles, but win the big war.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“You're black now, ain't you?”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“Tell the judge I love my wife.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“What is the danger to the state of Virginia of interracial marriage?”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“Marriage is a fundamental right.”

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johnstonmk
Apr 13, 2017

"I know we have some enemies. But we have some friends, too."

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