I was invited to LA for the LOVING press junket to review the movie and interview the cast! Be sure to check out my REVIEW this week!
If you are thinking about going to see the movie Loving, stop thinking about it. It is time to take your kids and teach them about these great lessons that you will learn from seeing this movie! This movie is about LOVE and LOVE needs to be taught to everyone not just adults.
I believe that this movie is acceptable for the family. If you have really young kids who are quite sensitive you might not want to include them in your movie outing. The movie is about a LOVE story that is TRUE and changed the Constitution as it stands today.
“We may lose the small battles, but win the big war.” – 3 Lessons from the MOVIE Loving
LOVE IS LOVE: During my visit to LA to promote the movie Loving. Jeff Nichols, the writer, told us that the lesson that a kid should get out of the movie is the same lesson that an adult should get out of it is that LOVE is LOVE. It doesn’t matter who you are and where are from, but LOVE is LOVE.
THE BIG WAR: One of my favorite quotes from Loving is from Mildred Loving (played by Ruth Negga). She says “We may lose the small battles, but win the big war.” I think that when you believe in something that you KNOW is right that success doesn’t happen right off the bat. You have to keep fighting for what is right. This is great lesson of perseverance.
BEING UNCOMFORTABLE IS OKAY: “Darkness evaporates when you turn a light on in the world. You have to start with loving.” This is a quote from Terri Abney during my interview at the press junket. I love her quote because it holds so much truth. You have to face the uncomfortable situations in the world and not ignore them. It is okay to shed light on those dark things in the world.
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
In theaters November 4, 2016!