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Loving (2016)

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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

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Will Dalton ...
Virgil
Dean Mumford ...
Drag Race Driver
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Percy (as Chris R. Greene)
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Shotgun Shack Musician #1
Justin Robinson ...
Shotgun Shack Musician #2
Dennis Williams ...
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Bricklayer
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Lola Loving
Rebecca Turner ...
Pregnant Girl
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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All love is created equal.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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El matrimonio Loving  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$159,615 (USA) (6 November 2016)

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$7,696,098 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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Partly shot in Hopewell, VA and in Ashland, VA on a farm. Parts of Richmond, VA were used for the Washington, DC scene. See more »

Goofs

While appearing in front of the Virginia judge the second time for violating parole, their lawyer asks for leniency. When he walks in his tie is askew and top button on his shirt is undone. After the judge agrees to grant leniency, his shirt is all buttoned up and tied nicely. See more »

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[first lines]
Mildred: I'm pregnant.
Richard Loving: [long pause] Good. That's good.
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Ooh! My Head
Written and Performed by Ritchie Valens
Published by Sony/ATV
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing and Warner Tamberlane Music
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Beautiful understated love, a powerful film
31 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the best film I've seen so far this year. Even though the story is widely known - complete with a recent first-rate documentary - this film delivers a tale of understated, quiet, but powerful love. In the process, the Lovings' eventual Supreme Court triumph seems almost incidental. Yet when Mrs. Loving looks out her front porch after hearing the final decision, you can almost touch her sense of pride in knowing that she, her husband, and her kids are a family in the eyes of the law for the first time.

No Oliver Stone drum-banging here. By resisting the temptation to overdramatize the screenplay and allowing his two lead performers (both excellent) to have moments of quiet and simplicity, director Jeff Nichols has increased, not lessened, the story's power. For here was a husband and wife in love who just wanted to be left alone to live their lives. This bricklayer and this homemaker, one the provider, one the keeper of the home fires, are simple people but exceptionally genuine. Nothing in this movie is gussied up for the audience. And that makes this film all the more compelling.

Assisted by lush cinematography and songs that are less familiar (and thus more interesting) than most films set in this period, and aided by being filmed largely in the town where it all happened, Loving has a genuineness and unadorned truth that is rare to find in films today. I loved it.


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