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  • PG-13
  • 2h 2m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh88%
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“Loving” tells the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple sentenced to prison in 1958 for violating a Virginia law prohibiting interracial marriage. Mildred and Richard fought against the sentence, eventually presenting their case in front of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage in a landmark civil rights decision. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (“Mud,” “Take Shelter”), “Loving” stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon and Nick Kroll.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh88%
Critics Consensus: Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful -- and still relevant -- real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Moving drama about interracial couple's historic fight.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Loving is a powerful drama inspired by the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), an interracial couple who got married in Virginia in 1958, even though it was illegal at the time. The Lovings are arrested, manhandled, and kicked out of their home as a result, and there are scenes with a menacing air due to others' dark, racist feelings toward them. Verbal threats and insults include the "N" word (and "bastard" is said in reference to the Lovings' children). Expect some social drinking and period-accurate smoking. But ultimately the message is one of hope and courage: Love and compassion conquer all, even hatred and prejudice.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 23, 2016
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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