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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Director:

Jeff Nichols

Writer:

Jeff Nichols
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Negga ... Mildred
Joel Edgerton ... Richard
Will Dalton ... Virgil
Dean Mumford Dean Mumford ... Drag Race Driver
Terri Abney ... Garnet
Alano Miller ... Raymond
Chris Greene ... Percy (as Chris R. Greene)
Benjamin Booker ... Shotgun Shack Musician #1
Justin Robinson Justin Robinson ... Shotgun Shack Musician #2
Dennis Williams Dennis Williams ... Shotgun Shack Musician #3
Keith Tyree Keith Tyree ... Bricklayer
Sharon Blackwood ... Lola Loving
Rebecca Turner ... Pregnant Girl
Christopher Mann ... Theoliver
Mike Shiflett ... Magistrate
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Storyline

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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All love is created equal.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El matrimonio Loving See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$159,615, 6 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,696,098, 20 January 2017
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Nichols' and Michael Shannon's fifth film together. See more »

Goofs

The film made a good effort to recreate the scene of one of the iconic photographs from Life magazine, where Richard is lying on the couch with his head on Mildred's lap. However, in the original Life photo (shown during the credits), Mildred is holding a cigarette. Mildred was not shown holding a cigarette in the recreated scene. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love Will Never Die
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Magic Sam
Published by BMG BumbleBee obo Hoochie Coochie Music
c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Delmark Records
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Solid
21 November 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I'm very conflicted on how I feel about this. On one hand, I very much appreciated just how restrained and quiet this film turned out to be. It could have easily turned into a completely sentimental, over-saturated melodrama in the vein of The Help and it didn't. However, I also feel like it could have been more effective than it was. It also very much felt like Nichols was kind of on stand-by. I'm not sure if it was the mix of the period drama subject matter with someone like him as a director that made it feel a lot quieter than most films of this type, but I wanted to feel more than I did, I wanted more passion out of it. It's still a solid film and I'll see how it fares in my mind with time, but for now I say it was somewhat of a disappointment. I do think quieter films like this fare better with me the more I think about it, so I'm hopeful I'll like it a little more later on. Both Edgerton and Negga were really lovely, but I really don't see them getting nominated for an Oscar. I just think if a film is like this, the AMPAS will want something "bigger", both by the film and its actors and I just think in general everything here is way too subdued for them. It was great seeing Negga in a role so unlike her other one in Preacher and I can't wait to see more of her.


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