Impression: Solid, well acted, and well shot movie that keeps your interest, told in a straight-forward manner. The problem with this kind of movie is that you know how it will end. Maybe some events on the way to the inevitable will be unexpected, but there is not much that can happen that will surprise you. That’s not to say that it’s not important that a movie which paints a picture of that time and place and the popular sentiment of the time be told. It is, it’s just difficult to make it into a great instead of just a very good movie. One fact that blew my mind was realizing that inter-racial marriage was still an issue so recently, and one court intervention just 10 years before I was born.
Facts: Based on a true story of an inter-racial marriage between Richard and Mildred Loving that challenged late 1950’s miscegenation laws by bringing their case to the US Supreme Court.