Full Movie Reviews
Leslie - wrote on 12/14/2016
If the movie "Loving," the story of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga) could be described with one word, then that one word would be "quiet." There’s no overuse of dialogue in this tale of two lovers who find themselves up against a brick wall when the State of Virginia convicts them of breaking its miscegenation law. Instead, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga display powerful emotion after emotion with telling facial expressions, and evocative body movements-the sort of nonverbal communication that speaks volumes.
"Loving" also avoids some of the clichés of other period dramas from the Civil Rights era. Richard and Mildred aren’t portrayed as just two named individuals in a historic appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Or simply as two people …