Loving Movie Review
I am so happy that I spent the time to screen the new movie Loving. The emotions that you feel watching the trailer are real. They are real because the movie is based on a TRUE love story that changed constitutional law. I had never heard of the Lovings before and I am surprised that this story hasn’t been told until today.
Have you ever wondered and thought about how much better this world would be with just a little more love? Have you ever found yourself arguing about topics and political topics only without really focusing that there are actual people and stories that these topics might affect? I learned that we should love everyone in this world. I have learned that we shouldn’t hate. I have also learned that there is a lot more good in this world that bad.
Loving is the first movie to retell a true story of the case of Loving vs. Virginia of an interracial company who were sentenced to jail for marrying each other. This couple was humble and they were not activists. They loved each other and wanted to live their life together. There families weren’t racist. They lived in a time when civil rights were forming and America was taught that everyone should have equal rights.
They were approached by a lawyer and tried and lost a couple of times at court and took their story to the Supreme Court. They WON!
Ruth Negga and John Edgerton did an amazing job and acting through action instead of dialogue.
Can you take your kids to see Loving?
I didn’t cry watching this movie and it wasn’t because it wasn’t good. The movie is a beautiful story and truly is a LOVE story. I felt it was appropriate for parents to show with their mature kids and family who want them to learn about the history of civil rights. This movie was an emotional ride of a love story that has brought where we are today when it comes to LOVE.
There is one emotional part in the movie that did have a cuss word. A cop pulled Richard into his office and after several words called him a “dumb country *ss” and basically told him he was breaking “God’s law.”
There is a line in the movie that says Mildred says, “We may lose the small battles, but win the big war.” When it comes to making a difference and LOVING more each day, what is one thing you and your family can do to love a little more?
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, and Michael Shannon
Written and Directed By: Jeff Nichols
Distributor: Focus Features
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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