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. (IMDb)
Nomination: Leading Actress (Ruth Negga)
This story is so interesting, and definitely deserves to be told. I just found it interesting that it’s billed as “their fight” or “their legal battle”. In reality, while they most certainly dealt with discrimination, they also weren’t super active in their legal process-they weren’t even present when the case was in the Supreme Court. They went on living their lives and waited for the result. Which in a way, perfectly explains this couple. They weren’t looking to change the world, they just wanted to be together and “not bother anyone.” Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are wonderful together. They have an easy chemistry, and their opposing personalities weave very well into each other. I will say, this movie is definitely a slow burn and doesn’t quite have a climax. It’s all very quiet and understated. It doesn’t make for a truly riveting movie, but it does make for a simple, and yet still effective one.