Loving

Loving

Loving

Based on a true story, this romance from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud) sees a white man (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and a black woman (Ruth Negga, in an Oscar nominated performance) fall deeply in love in 1967 Virginia. They marry, construct a house, and build a life only to have the racially intolerant law force them to fight for their right to be together - a fight that would last years. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2016.

2016Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language123 minsUK, USA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomanceHistorical
Director:
Jeff Nichols ('Midnight Special', 'Mud', 'Take Shelter', 'Shotgun Stories')
Writer:
Jeff Nichols
Cast:
Joel EdgertonRuth NeggaMarton CsokasMichael ShannonNick KrollBill CampSharon BlackwoodAlano Miller
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

a powerful story of an ordinary couple who changed history

History is full of accidental heroes who stood at a time and place where something profound happened around them. This theme shines in Loving (2016), a film about a couple whose marriage was challenged in the USA Supreme Court in 1967. In one of the exquisite ironies of history, the couple’s surname was Loving and it was only love that kept them together...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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It features two of the best American performances of the past several years, from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga...

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Time Out

Time Out

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This is a thoughtful film, but one that's slightly limited by its own careful restraint.

3.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Short on grandstanding and hindsight, long on tenderness and honour, and sticks carefully to the historical record.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Here is a film with its heart in the right place, an anatomical correctness coexisting with heartfelt, forthright conviction and an admirable belief in the virtue of simplicity and underplaying...

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's an important story of ground-breaking courage, but disappointingly LOVING doesn't do it justice

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Puts a human face on racial intolerance and does so with plenty of heart.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Nichols and his team have made Loving as accurate as they could without making it feel like a copy of reality or compromising its considerable emotional impact.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Nichols has delivered a timely drama that, unlike most films of its type, doesn’t want to clobber you with its importance.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The period detail here is good, but – given what we already know going in about American history in the Sixties – there’s an unavoidable lack of suspense.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It features two of the best American performances of the past several years, from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This is a thoughtful film, but one that's slightly limited by its own careful restraint.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Short on grandstanding and hindsight, long on tenderness and honour, and sticks carefully to the historical record.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Here is a film with its heart in the right place, an anatomical correctness coexisting with heartfelt, forthright conviction and an admirable belief in the virtue of simplicity and underplaying...

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's an important story of ground-breaking courage, but disappointingly LOVING doesn't do it justice

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Puts a human face on racial intolerance and does so with plenty of heart.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Nichols and his team have made Loving as accurate as they could without making it feel like a copy of reality or compromising its considerable emotional impact.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Nichols has delivered a timely drama that, unlike most films of its type, doesn’t want to clobber you with its importance.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The period detail here is good, but – given what we already know going in about American history in the Sixties – there’s an unavoidable lack of suspense.

0

a powerful story of an ordinary couple who changed history

History is full of accidental heroes who stood at a time and place where something profound happened around them. This theme shines in Loving (2016), a film about a couple whose marriage was challenged in the USA Supreme Court in 1967. In one of the exquisite ironies of history, the couple’s surname was Loving and it was only love that kept them together...

4.0
0