Broadsheet Trailer Park: Loving

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What you may need to know:

1. In 1960s Virginia, Mildred and Richard Loving (Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton) are sentenced to a year in prison for interracial cohabitation. True story, yo.

2. The Lovings won their case in the Supreme Court, and the result led to the abolition of US anti-miscegenation laws. Everything’s cool now.

3. It wouldn’t be a Jeff Nichols picture without Michael Shannon..

4. Loving went down well at Cannes, and it’s getting a stateside release in November – right at the start of Oscar season.

5. This is the one that should send Negga into the big league.

6. Broadsheet prognosis: I’m lovin’ it.

Release Date:
February 17, 2017.

(Mark writes about film and TV at ScreenTime.ie)

15 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Loving

      1. Mikeyfex

        Is she? I’ve found her hard to watch in a few things. Most recently for me was Love/Hate though. I’ve not watched Preacher yet, Dominic Cooper is the off-putting one there – so to hear she’s improved would be pleasing.

        1. Caroline

          Preacher is a lil bit of a mess. Not unsalvageable though. To think I was worried about the accents.

    1. Harry Molloy

      I haven’t seen her in ages but am a fan.

      I like Joel E as well, he wrote directed and produced The Gift which I think is no Netflix and is worth at watch.

  1. some old queen

    Jazus I remember dancing hands in the air with Ruth on the odd Saturday morning in Out in the Liffey when it was an early club. She’s done well for herself. Fair play.

  2. Fully Keen

    I really like Ruth, she comes across as very genuine in her roles. But her accent in Preacher is all over the shop. And she is very hard to believe in that roll. This looks alright.

  3. weldoninhio

    She is the cinematic version of vanilla. Bland and forgettable. I’ve never seen her in anything and thought, wow shes nailed that roll. Maybe loving will be that film?? But if psat performance is the biggest indicator of future performance i doubt it. Dull as ditchwater in Warcraft, the last movie I saw her in.

  4. weldoninhio

    She is the cinematic version of vanilla. Bland and forgettable. I’ve never seen her in anything and thought, wow shes nailed that roll. Maybe loving will be that film?? But if psat performance is the biggest indicator of future performance i doubt it. Dull as ditchwater in Warcraft, the last movie I saw her in.

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