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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

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Shotgun Shack Musician #1
Justin Robinson ...
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

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All love is created equal.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$159,615 (USA) (4 November 2016)

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$7,592,362 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon fifth film together. See more »

Goofs

There's a scene where Mildred Loving is shown washing dishes at home, and the dinnerware appears to be made of Corelle. This brand of dinnerware was not introduced until 1970, and the scene in question would have been mid to late Sixties. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mildred: I'm pregnant.
Richard Loving: [long pause] Good. That's good.
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Soundtracks

Is Everything All Right
Performed by Earl King
Written by 'Earl King and 'John V. Imbragulio'
Published by Unidisc
Courtesy of Unidisc
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Missing the historical part
21 December 2016 | by (Marin County, CA, US) – See all my reviews

This could have been a much more interesting film if: 1- we got more backstory on how they met and if they considered the dangers and difficulties of being an inter-racial couple 2- there were fewer long"meaningful" pauses. I started to get impatient as another five minutesof silent stares went by. 3 - the events were compressed so that muchmore time was given to both the state and federal court proceedings 4- much more of the actual Supreme Court case was shown. The Lovings didn't want to attend the court proceedings, but *I* did! I wanted to hear the arguments on both sides and comments of the judges. I wanted to get a glimpse into the thinking of the time. Surely all of this is available.

Nice scenery, good score, and for those of us who remember the '60s, lots of shirtwaist dresses and plaid shirts. The two main characters are excellent actors, especially the female lead. But overall, it's very very slow going with almost no passionate arguments about the heart of the matter: why miscegenation laws were on the books at all. Can't really recommended it whole-heartedly.


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