Loving [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2016]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (127 out of 131)

Special Features


  • A Loving ensemble
  • Feature commentary with director Jeff Nichols
  • Loving v. Virginia
  • Making Loving
  • Virginia: a Loving backdrop

Synopsis


Loving
Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud) wrote and directed this biopic about Virginian interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who were sentenced to prison in 1958 for violating the state's laws against miscegenation. The Lovings decided to fight back, and their case led to a landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Joel Edgerton
    Joel Edgerton - Richard
  • Ruth Negga
    Ruth Negga - Mildred
  • Michael Shannon
    Michael Shannon - Grey Villet
  • Marton Csokas
    Marton Csokas - Sheriff Brooks
  • Nick Kroll
    Nick Kroll - Bernie Cohen



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Restrained Yet Effective

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    VandyPrice
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    Much goes unspoken in Loving, but that shouldn't be a surprise given it comes from director Jeff Nichols who has given us such restrained and meditative pieces as Take Shelter and Mud, not to mention his slight venture into genre territory earlier this year with Midnight Special. Still, Loving is something of a different beast. As with most of Nichols films the multi-hyphenate again deals in its main male character working through a particularly life-altering time in his life. Whether it be a man working through understanding an illness, heartbreak, or a parents love for their child Nichols is clearly attracted to these leading male characters that carry burdens of one type or another-none of which can actually be drawn as distinctly as I've just done. In Loving, this Nichols quality is born in the form of Richard Loving as played by Joel Edgerton who is a simple man who loves a woman just as simply, but is told he can't due to the race laws that plagued the time in which he was born. What separates Loving from Nichols filmography thus far is the fact Nichols has yet to adapt a true story or any other source material for that matter for one of his films. They have all been original concepts and ideas that have allowed the writer/director his own ways/styles of telling his own stories, but with Loving he has crafted a film very much in the vein of his previous works while still seemingly allowing the genuine spirit of those who actually lived this story to come through. Nichols accomplishes this by not making up much of his own dialogue for the real-life people to say. Rather, Nichols allows much of what needs to be said to be said through the performances of Edgerton and his co-lead Ruth Negga as Mildred Loving. In doing so, Loving ends up not as an overly schmaltzy or sentimental love story or even a melodramatic courtroom drama, but instead a subtle study of how simple true love can be despite how complicated our world can make it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story about true love

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    bb24
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    The Loving story is very very interesting. I first saw the "Mr. & Mrs. Loving" story with Lela Rochon and Timothy Hutton on TV and was shocked that this was a story I never heard of. I learned more when Mildred Loving died. The movie never went into the Supreme Court case so that made it more fascinating that the fight went all the way up to the highest court in the land and that they wanted to help others. Great story about true love. And Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga look just like the actual couple. I "love" when they do that!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2 simple people in love dealing with racism

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    moviefanforever
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    This movie is based on the true story of a working class interracial couple in the 1950s and 1960s in Virginia who want nothing more than to live their lives together in peace with their children and extended family. They can't do that because of Virginia laws at the time. This movie shows their personal and legal struggles with that racism, including their vindication by the US Supreme Court. The 2 lead actors are simply astoundingly great. This is one of the best movies on the evils of racism I've seen, with understated but truly powerful performances by all.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful story!

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    Monique
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    Richard and Mildred Loving's story is an important chapter in our nation's history. Their fight to realize the basic human right to love and be loved, raise a family, and create the life they always wanted in a time where ethnic diversity was feared rather than embraced and celebrated is truly remarkable - groundbreaking. Watching Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga bring the story to life is an experience I'll always be grateful for. Highly recommend this film!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommend 4 stars

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    Movieman
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    This is a very serious movie based on a true story based on the time of the late 50' and early 60' s. It truly represents that time and place in our history. The movie was very well acted, the script was spot on for the time. Sound and color was great. Probably not a movie for every one. Very serious and dramatic, all the way through. Has a very good message, especially about our race relations with people of color. Again highly recommended !

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Movie

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    This movie was a very good one that showed how people had to deal with bigotry and finding to stay together. Their Love allowed them to withstand all that was thrown at them. It was good to see how some folks didn't really see difference but the movie also showed reality on both sides. It was sad to see that after all that hey had went thru to have their time together cut short withe tragic death of Mr.Loving.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVING IS A POIGNANT, HEARTWARMING MASTERPIECE

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    pallacod
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    It is amazing to me that the story the Lovings took so long to come to the screen. The film was quiet, true to the point, not sensationalized and dealt with the couple and their strong relationship. The film is a moving masterpiece that tells a story about the right to marry and that love triumphs and endures! I am thrilled to have this film in my collection. Besides, all the performances are stellar.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a movie that gives the 'quiet' some space.

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    whalter58
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    The amount of non-dialog driven moments in this film are refreshing. Show me don't tell me. Joel Edgerton as Richard Loving & Ruth Negga as Mildred Loving are the heart and soul of this true story. This film is one those perfect little gems that don't come along very often. Directed by Jeff Nichols with a sure masters hand, with a great supporting cast.

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