• Loving (2016)

Loving

Release Date: November 4th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, Michael Shannon

Director: Jeff Nichols

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Raindog Films, Big Beach, Augusta Films, Focus Features, Tri-State Pictures

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Wife, Quest, Emotional, Brooding, Office, Husband, Intense, 1950s, Prison, House, Police officer, Love, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    It’s a film that slowly sneaks up on you, imbued with such quiet emotions that you don’t feel its full weight and beauty until it ends. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Nichols has delivered a timely drama that, unlike most films of its type, doesn’t want to clobber you with its importance. It just tells its story in a modest, even discreet way that well suits the nature of its principal characters. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The most daring part of this wonderful film, which was written and directed by Jeff Nichols, is its calmness. Momentous events move at a human pace while Richard and Mildred Loving — a matchless pair of performances by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga — try with varying success to comprehend what’s happening to them. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama