SPOILERS AHEAD... KIND OF... I'm not really sure how this movie can be spoiled but there is your warning since I didn't do that with Passengers.
I've got three thoughts on this movie. If you don't know what it is about it's the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving and their fight against the state of Virginia to recognize their interracial marriage. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court in 1967. It's a really serious and dramatic story. I don't think the movie has any jokes or light hearted scenes in it. It's about a couple who is in love and get dragged out of their home five weeks after their marriage because the south was a terribly racist place. It's sad and touching and everything about the movie carries that tone. That is until Nick Krolls character comes on the screen. Like I said, there were no jokes in the entire movie so why cast a comedian at all? Why cast a comedian who has only ever played a super douche? Watch this video and tell me it makes sense? You have Joel Edgerton (who is great) acting his ass off. You've got Ruth Nega (never seen her before) doing a great job. And then you've got Nick Kroll who can't hide his cheesy smile to save his life.
The second thing that was weird to me is how Richard and Mildred were portrayed. I'm not sure how they were in real life but in the movie they seemed like they straight up didn't give a shit about the Supreme Court case or about anything in life. We really didn't get many emotions out of them besides contempt. It wasn't the acting. I think they both did an outstanding job. It had to be the direction and the writing. I don't know, it just felt real weird to me. Watch this end scene when Mildred gets the phone call saying they won the case and made history for all future interracial couples in the United States. It's bizarrely subdued.
The third thing is something I always think about when I watch movies about how terribly racist the country used to be. It makes me wonder what we are wrong about right now. How did everyone back then just accept the blatant racism? It's infurating to watch. What will they make movies about in sixty years and people will be frustrated with the general perceptions of our generations?
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