Love is never black and white.

Overall A-

Based on a true story of Richard and Mildred Loving (played Joel Egerton and Ruth Negga), this film follows the unlikely history makers who find themselves challenging the laws of the State of Virginia which prohibit the mixed-race couple from getting married and living together as husband and wife.

Release date December 1, 2016

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use C

Why is Loving rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Loving PG-13 for thematic elements.

Run Time: 123 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Loving rated PG-13? Loving is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements.

Violence: Characters are involved in street racing and gambling. Police break into a house and arrest a man and woman accused of an illegal marriage. The couple is separated and put in jail. A pail of bloody water is thrown out after a baby is born. Verbal threats are made. Characters are afraid for their safety and prepare to protect themselves with guns. A child hit by a car sustains minimal injuries.

Sexual Content: Unwed pregnancy is discussed. A midwife delivers babies and depictions of labor are shown. A man is seen in his underwear. A couple kisses and is shown talking in bed.

Profanity: A few mild profanities are used, along with racial slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke and drink throughout this period movie. A minor character is depicted as drunken.

Other: People professing religious ideals are portrayed as bigots.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Loving"

Cast and Crew

Loving is directed by Jeff Nichols and stars Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton.

Loving opened in limited release on November 4, 2016.

Learn more about the real Richard and Mildred Loving.

From the Studio:
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Loving movie is February 7, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Loving
Release Date: 7 February 2017
Loving releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) with the following special features:
- Making Loving - Featurette
- A Loving Ensemble - Featurette
- Loving v. Virginia - Featurette
- Virginia: A Loving Backdrop - Featurette
- Audio Commentary with Director Jeff Nichols

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