Watch Now

From $12.99 on Amazon Video

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.



1,993 ( 32)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Suffragette (2015)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Director: Sarah Gavron
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter
Grandma (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden
Carol (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.

Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Truth (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Director: James Vanderbilt
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Director: Billy Ray
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
99 Homes (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie
Joy I (2015)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
Trumbo (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren


Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd Belkin
Toohey (as Anthony De Sando)
Chief Reynolds
Bryan Kelder
Dan Wickery
William Johnson
Peter Santucci
Pat Gerrity
Don Bennett


New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


All love is equal See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »



Release Date:

5 November 2015 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

No sin ella  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,983 (USA) (2 October 2015)


$532,988 (USA) (6 November 2015)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Julianne Moore; and three Oscar nominees: Ellen Page, Steve Carell and Michael Shannon. See more »


Stacie Andree: Here come the dykes.
See more »


You Wish
Written and Performed by Hans Olson
Courtesy of Fervor Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It was a so-so movie on a hot topic.
15 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ten years before same sex marriage became legal in this country, a police detective from Ocean County New Jersey (played by Julianne Moore) fights for the rights of her domestic partner (played by Ellen Page) to receive her police pension before she dies of lung cancer.

The movie does have everything, as it goes over the life of Laurel Hester. It starts out as a police drama, as we watch Hester and her partner (on the force)Dane Wells tracked down a murderer. We see how good of a cop she is and how much that means to the community. Then it becomes a romance, as Hester meets Stacie and the two start a lovely relationship, slightly tainted by the fact Hester, a "woman in a man's field" wants and needs to keep her personal life a secret even from the work husband relationship she has with detective Wells. Than it's a political drama as Hester has no choice but to become the poster child for same sex marriage as she fights for what is owed to her and what is best for the one she loves.

Yeah, the movie is laid out perfectly, pushing all the right buttons that get liberals all worked up, and filled with note worthy dialog to try to convince the unconvinced of the cause they are presenting. They show you how the other half feels about the topic, but then they visually beat you over the head with little trivial items that show how old white men are too stubborn and set in their ways (my favorite was one of the Freeholders that would decide about the benefits is wearing a small but noticeable cross as a pin on his suit)

I feel the movie may have depended too much on their facts, and when it came to their opinion, they did a lackluster job of showing emotion. Julianne Moore is a great actress and the movie has that going for it. Ellen Page also gives a nice performance especially when she shares a scene with Moore. Micheal Shannon is a far better actor than this movie gives him credit for. I feel that they could have done more with him, but his only real acting spar was Steve Carrel, who played a Jewish lawyer that herd about the Hester case and brilliantly used it to get the point across for gay marriage.

It's a good movie, but it's only a good movie because they talk about a great topic. I would have like them to have done more with what they had and show more emotion about what's going on.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really Irritated ! dittodaisy
the age gap tinaharris-213-402059
all i can say fyerbugg
Background on the True Story plenahan1
Movie fragments (!) tevahr
Documentary pwilliz
Discuss Freeheld (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: