• Freeheld (2015)


Release Date: October 2nd, 2015

DVD Release Date: February 2nd, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, decorated New Jersey detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple's fight for equality.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Josh Charles, Luke Grimes, Skip Sudduth, Steve Carell, Tom McGowan

Director: Peter Sollett

Genres: Drama , Romance , Biography

Production Co: Filmadora Nacional, Double Feature Films, Filmax, Endgame Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Car, House, Police station, Intense, Hospital, 2000s, Love, Brooding, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Screen International

    Hester’s goal was to convince politicians that gay people are like everyone else. In its ultra-mainstream style, and now in its argument for equality (which most of America endorses today), this solidly acted drama drives that point home. show more

  • 75
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    While it’s an undeniably powerful film, it also seemingly feels the need to tread carefully. show more

  • 50
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    All the conviction the actors can muster can't make this script feel less pat. show more

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