A pleasant little movie about a perfectly ordinary couple other than the fact that they challenged an atiquited Virginia law. Film does not focus on that decision and instead focuses on the couple. That part is kind of ordinary. The actors are very good. Maybe a lil more local color on that specific community that didn’t seem to mind mixing the races could have helped.
Far for being a good film like Nichols accustomed us it still a profound work on characters. The film only survives because of that and to some formal rigor, contrasting with the pathetic music and is comercial side. Hopping not to lose Nichols and Gray for the industry, because all the potentiality they have for making a new american cinema are vanishing already in their films when became part of the big system.
Nichols opts to utilize a dispassionate storytelling mode here - unlikely of him, judging by his other movies - and it, indeed, pays out to a certain point. On the other hand, the quietness of the film can also be read as too detached. "Loving" has the passion of a law and it avoids a political stance. Also, it does hurt the core of the movie - the performances of the couple, especially the one given by Ruth Negga.
Senza dubbio la protagonista è bravissima. Lui, invece, ha la stessa espressione durante tutto il film. Nel complesso sarà anche una bella storia di coraggio e amore, ma l'ho trovato uno dei film più noiosi che abbia mai visto. È durato troppo e la narrazione rimaneva sempre ferma allo stesso punto. Mi capita davvero rarissime volte di prendere sonno al cinema, ma stavolta ho fatto fatica tenere gli occhi aperti.
I film biografici e quelli a temi razziali appartengono a due categorie dove la trappola della banalità si nasconde dietro ogni angolo, Loving, rientrando in entrambe le categorie, casca in tutte le trappole possibili. Le frasi politicamente corrette e le scene dogmatiche da bio-pic rendono tutto piatto, lento e prevedibile, salvando solo la performance incredibile della protagonista. Potenziale sprecato malamente.
Iron fist in a velvet glove. Like "Carol", this film never loses its understated manner although it's filled with a certain amount of energy, which must be hard while pretentious positivity is admired these days. Shot sequence is masterfully paced and considered as the first three cuts tell you everything. Many unforgettable faces, rich layer of the sound, fantastic dress sense of Mrs. Loving notable.
3,5 Basada en un hecho real ???? Que locura !!! Me cuesta imaginar tal disparate....Jeff Nichols, es de mis directores jovenes favoritos sin duda, por su estilo, aunque no es brillante como tal en esta película. Puntos altos son los protagonistas y la ambientación que logra siempre Nichols, te metes en el mundo que quizo mostrarte.....poderoso y fuerte final que le da 0,5 puntos más a mi ranking....
As much as Nichols does seem to sympathize with the Lovings' story, his film also has a certain level of emotional detachment. The protagonists have no characterization, nor are we given much personal detail about their relationship. Thus, the film lacks the humanity that's essential to the story it wants to tell. The rest of the film is nothing more than the collected clichés of anti-racism and court battle films.
I'm usually a big Nichols fan, but 'Loving ' missed the mark for me. A good biopic knows where to take creative liberties, but this film was so rigid in its historical accuracy that it lacked any real momentum. I was hardly compelled by the portrayal of the Lovings. In fact, I was bored. I felt no emotional attachment from the actors to their roles or to each other. Nonetheless, it's an important story to be told.
"Loving", despite its slick directorial style, doesn't really build up to anything: it's just a well told story about this groundbreaking couple; the lack of "punch" and the severely underplayed finale ultimately make this a much less powerful movie than perhaps it should've been. Ruth Negga is the real star here, delivering a nuanced performance that is definitely Oscar-worthy.