Writer/Director Jeff Nichols’ Loving is based on the true story of an interracial couple whose marriage in 1950s Virginia sparked a civil rights battle that, ultimately, went to the Supreme Court.
Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton admirably portrait Mildred and Richard Loving.
The only negative for this fine film is that it moves along too laconically. Whether this is the fault of Nichols or Editor Julie Monroe is unknown by this reviewer.
The positive for the film is that it is a chilling reminder of the ridiculous horrors faced by loving couples at a time, which we now look back on with disdain. And, it makes one realize that films of present day America may probably be looked on by future viewers with the same wonder as to how our government could have been so barbarian.
Hopefully future courts will be as understanding of the rights of humans as portrayed in Loving.
I give it a 4.2 out of 5.