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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Moving drama about interracial couple's historic fight.

Movie PG-13 2016 123 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

Mildred is to become an unmarried single mother.....

The review by commonsensemedia does not include the fact that although sex is never shown in the movie, Mildred is pregnant out of wedlock. This obviously presents the fact that Mildred and Richard were having sex outside of the bounds of a marriage commitment. Richard decides to marry her.
age 12+

Major Oscar snub

This movie was wonderful historic and should be required viewing. Simple believable and respectable characters fighting for the right to simply live and love. Very few profanities (should not be 3 points for this) and no violence I think the N word was used once and the word bastard used once in reference to the way the court views children of interracial relationship.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4 ):

This drama is the disciplined, steadfast, and ultimately moving story of one of the most groundbreaking cases ever to reach the Supreme Court. With confident hands, writer-director Jeff Nichols traces the hardships that Richard and Mildred Loving faced on their way to helping overturn the miscegenation laws that for years that prohibited marriage between races in some states, including Virginia.

The challenge for filmmakers taking on real-life events is how to show each step in the story -- some of which may seem more process-focused than exciting when translated to the screen -- while entertaining audiences. Loving succeeds because it quietly and confidently paints a picture of a couple and their family who just want to be left alone to live and love as they wish. Edgerton and Negga are up to the task, their performances subdued but powerful. Loving is a triumph.

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