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3.2
529 Ratings

Loving

Directed by Jeff Nichols
United Kingdom, United States, 2016
Drama, Biography, Romance

Synopsis

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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Loving Directed by Jeff Nichols

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Under Nichols’s direction, the film achieves the simplicity and perfection of certain silent films that pitted city life against country life as lovers were separated and reunited. Edgerton’s Richard barely speaks under his blond crew cut, changing expression as little as possible. Negga, who has eyes that convey so much thought and meaning, gazes with the intensity of Lillian Gish.
February 24, 2017
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It has all the trappings of an awards-season prestige picture, but Nichols takes pains to play it against type, planning the material down to a consistently quotidian level. At times he overcorrects too much, for in his emphasising the unremarkableness of the Lovings he also somewhat etiolates them, robbing their union of all but a few hints of conflict and of any evidence of real sexual heat – which at bottom is what all the fuss was about in the first place.
January 06, 2017
Restrained, tender, and compassionate, the film provides a mature rendering of long term commitment between two people whose bond remains unspoken… No great speeches are given, no grand celebration is held, but plenty of beautiful glances and smiles are exchanged. Good people are worth a damn in this anti-prestige picture.
December 28, 2016
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