Mr. & Mrs. Loving
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(Jun 07, 2005)
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Richard (Timothy Hutton) and Mildred (Lela Rochon), who grew up together in Central Point, Virginia, decide to get married in 1960. The only trouble is he is white and she is black. After being told that interracial marriages are outlawed in the state, they get hitched in Washington, D.C., and return home. The Lovings are arrested on their wedding night and put in prison. A judge explains to them that God separated the races and did not intend for them to mix. They are exiled from Virginia for 25 years. The Lovings settle down in a black Washington slum where Mildred learns about the civil rights movement while taking care of her two small children. A letter to Attorney General Robert Kennedy brings a lawyer connected to the ACLU to their aid. After three years of waiting, the Supreme Court strikes down 18 state laws forbidding interracial marriage. This drama, based on a true story, presents an important slice of civil rights history.
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Timothy Hutton is such a wonderful actor in so much of his work and Lela Rochon is beautiful.
Who knows why Loving took to his wife so? In a part of the country where race was always a factor, love between these two people easily materialized and created lasting bonds. The Duke of Wales had no problem giving up his throne for the woman he loved; Richard Loving had no problem sacrificing for his love either. And this love story is just as heartfelt and powerful as any told in books or movies. The forces that strive to separate them, drive them out of their home in Virginia, pressure them, whatever, just don't succeed. It's a fascinating look at our country under apartheid and its growth out of it by activists who could find legitimate cases challenging our legal and moral views.
Aside from the politics, the love story soars. At the end, it will make you weep for a soul mate if you haven't been blessed to find yours yet.
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