The Washington Post Lauds the "brilliant simplicity of Loving"
With stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as foils, Stephanie Merry pens a thoughtful piece on how Loving soars despite lacking the tropes of a classic Hollywood true story.
"Jeff, in a mission to tell that true story truthfully, had to remain authentic to that [the Lovings' desire to remain private], and it meant that there was a screenplay that was only really dotted with dialogue," says Joel Edgerton.
Ruth Negga adds, "Don't you find it a relief? There's no unneccessary chat."
The full piece is up at The Washington Post.
Both Edgerton and Negga are beyond extraordinary.
Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years.
“Jeff’s script is so beautifully written. This is a story that gets into your heart and touches deep wells of feeling. ”
Ruth Negga: remember the name. It's been a long time since an actor/actress has me so unapologetically in the bag. This woman is something special...
They weren’t martyrs, and didn’t want to be. They weren’t symbols, and didn’t want to be. They were two people in love who wanted to be with each other and their family.