Saturday, February 18, 2017
The film is a rare mainstream film that provokes frustration and rage without resorting to monologues or melodrama. Which is something to see in and of itself. The two people at the center of this period drama aren’t prone to long speeches. They’re quiet, conservative, almost shy folk who ended up at the center of one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the ‘60s by virtue of falling in love, getting married and having children. Nichols’ approach is careful, reserved and deeply considerate of the human story he’s trying to tell. Simply gorgeous.