August 30, 2020
Highly recommend; this movie is severely underrated.
This movie is so underrated. Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are absolutely stunning; I laughed when I was supposed to laugh and cried when I was supposed to cry. Michael Shannon positively aces his role. I highly recommend Freeheld as a family film; it's a great introduction to inequality and social justice for children. Content-wise, some profanity; discriminatory language is freely used and a couple is momentarily harassed outside of a bar for holding hands and kissing (Laurel pulls out her off-duty weapon). While the majority of Laurel and Stacie's relationship is offscreen, there are some early scenes that fade to black after kissing.