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Plot: New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Runtime: 103 mins Release Date: 05 Nov 2015
Wow. Just wow. This film truly did affect me in such an undeniable way. Freeheld is based on a true story that might have already heard of. This movie tells the incredible true story of Laurel Hester and Stacey Andree, two woman in a romantic relationship together. They are together for probably about a year before actually buying and renovating a house to live in. And they do fix it up quite beautifully and live in it for a good while, having a domestic partnership agreement. But when Laurel complains of a pulled muscle, Stacee gets a little worried and has her go to the doctor and have it <more>
checked out. When laurel gets her doctor report back, she is informed that she does in fact have stage 4 lung cancer. Laurel's one last simple wish is that her pension will go to Stacee, just like all her other heterosexual co-workers have theirs go to their opposite sex spouses. The freeholders of ocean county deny her request, mainly because it's a pretty conservative town, and it makes them feel uncomfortable. Let me just say that Julianne Moore is freaking amazing as laurel Hester, she really just embodies the role and really shines in it! Also Ellen page, who just came out as a lesbian herself about a year ago, is awesome as Stacee Andree, she really gave it her all! Also both of them have such amazing chemistry in the film, you can feel the undeniable love and affection they have for one another. When they kiss on screen, it's almost electric. The love portrayed in the film is just so beautiful and touching. Also, the script and dialogue is very well written and engaging. Steve carrel really did his role justice as well, he was awesome too. The rest of the cast really did a great job as well, they all really had obvious zeal and passion for this revolutionary project. I'm so glad that the filmmakers did this moving true story justice when they adapted it to the big screen. I 100% suggest Freeheld! 10/10. Go rent it today.
'FREEHELD': Five Stars Out of Five A low-budget drama flick; based on the Oscar winning 2007 documentary short film of the same name , by filmmaker Cynthia Wade. It tells the story of a veteran New Jersey police officer, named Laurel Hester, and her struggle to pass on her pension benefits, to her life partner Stacie Andree; after Laurel was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The movie stars Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon and Steve Carell; Page also served as a producer on the film. It was directed by Peter Sollett who also helmed 2008's 'NICK AND NORAH'S <more>
INFINITE PLAYLIST' and 2002's 'RAISING VICTOR VARGAS' and it was scripted by Ron Nyswaner who also wrote 1993's acclaimed gay rights-courtroom drama flick 'PHILADELPHIA' . I absolutely love this film!Laurel Hester Moore was a police officer, in Ocean County, New Jersey, for 23-years. Then she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She attempted, many times, to pass on her pension benefits; to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree Page , but failed. Laurel got a lot of support, in her battle; from Stacie, her partner Dane Wells Shannon and the founder of Garden State Equality Steve Goldstein Carell . Many more, also rose to the occasion; to help Laurel. The movie starts out as a very touching romance, then it changes to a tragic cancer battle story, and then it concludes as a very passionate courtroom drama flick! The movie works, on all three fronts; and it works very well. The directing is superb, the story is very moving, and the performances are all phenomenal. Moore and Page are great, in the first half of the film, then they take a little bit of a backseat to Shannon who is fantastic in the movie as well . Carell is also hilarious comic relief. The movie works, in all ways, but it's especially inspiring; and it's also definitely a good tearjerker.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://youtu.be/A1MyBFioKXM
Excellent performance don't read the reviews, You must see this movie (by abrahamindustrial)
If you like to enjoy excellent performance and enjoy a movie, this is a excellent choice.Forget all the bad/good comments, reviews and the documentary in 2008, just sit and try to see the movie. Don't expect anything just give a try.I saw this movies because at the theater ticket I bought a wrong number of movie room, When the movie start, I try to correct my mistake, but I can't the only choice in that moment was leave , so I give a try and the end this movies was awesome......I'm very happy to made my mistake to choose a wrong movie on the theater ticket.Best regards!!!!!
A good movie with so much hateful reviews (by chenggaga)
Seriously people!!! So much hates on this review section. At first I'm gonna tell you how i found this movie. I was searching for a romance movie on internet then i found it. I bought the DVD and decided to watch it alone, because it's a Homosexual romance first i thought it's really a gay lesbian movie .But it was more than that. Once upon a time i was homophobic person. I hated gays and lesbians more than i hate imaginary gods. I after realized that homosexuals are humans to. They have emotions like strait people. They love, they cry and they laugh. This movie based on a true <more>
story and very heart touching. I cried after watching this movie. Seriously it's very cute romance with saddest images of gay community. People, if you don't like this types of movies then don't watch. But stop saying nonsense about this. I'm from Bangladesh, a country with so much ignorance and hate. But i came to light, it's time for you to come out too. After all, it's very emotional movie with complexity. I liked it and watched twice.
Many gay themed movies of the past suffered from poor cinematography, poor scripts, poor acting - basically low budget films for the underclass.This movie was filmed in SONY Digital 4K so the viewing experience was definitely HD.Moore as Laurel and Page as Stacie gave great performances. They seemed genuine and believable. Steve Carell, on the other hand, was not a good choice and he did not do a very good job as Steven Goldstein. His performance actually took something away from the film.The script did jump around a bit shifting back and forth between Laurel's job as a detective and the <more>
developing relationship. This was, I assume, the writers way of showing her effectiveness at her on the police force.In spite of some of the problems with the script, the movie did hold my attention and I did not look at my watch once as I generally do wondering when the movie is going to end. It is a very moving story of courage and people's ability to effect change and of others of being able to change.An important facet of this film was that there were no sex scenes. There was some kissing and implied sex, but for a gay film I thought it was a novelty. Being gay is not all about sex; it's about who you love.Even though gay marriage was upheld by SCOTUS before the film was released, I think it's important for us to continue to tell our stories about life before people became more accepting of diversity.Unless you are Kim Davis or another type of bigot, this movie is enjoyable and well worth seeing.The pictures of the real Laurel and Stacie at the end of the film were a wonderful addition.
Like the recent film Carol, Freeheld portrays the romance between two women who are very different with each other in age and ideology, but with sincere emotions transcending any difference. And, also like Carol, Freeheld employs the romance as the framework of wider subjects, revealing the injustices committed against people who don't fit into the supposed standard of "normality" approved by society. But unlike Carol, Freeheld portrays true events which happened in this century, proving that there's still a long road to finish. The romance between the main characters of <more>
Freeheld feels honest and absolutely credible thanks to the precise screenplay and the wonderful performances from Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. Freeheld is a very well structured film, with a first half which perfectly establishes the situation, and a second one which reaches a high narrative eloquence while strengthening the drama without manipulating the audience. Besides of Moore and Page, the performances from Steve Carell and Michael Shannon are also worthy of applause, and their characters efficiently represent the complex political and social angles from the touching story. In conclusion, Freeheld is a brilliant film which deserves a very enthusiastic recommendation. And even though it didn't receive as much acclamation as Carol or Philadelphia, I personally found it much more powerful and memorable.
This film tells the story of a well respected and very competent police officer in New Jersey, who fights against the county to give her pension to her partner after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.It is really beyond me that "Freeheld" is not getting any award nominations. It is way more touching, captivating and engrossing than the other film that is getting a lot of attention. Julianne Moore is superb in the film. Steve Carell is very good as well, he is likable as the flamboyant activist. The story is so touching that I literally kept reaching out for tissues to wipe my <more>
tears and blow my nose. I thoroughly enjoyed the film!
True Love, believe the evidence of your own eyes (by bkoganbing)
One of the things that has always annoyed me about people opposing gay rights laws is the absolute refusal of the opposition especially those religiously based to recognize romantic love. It's not recognized in the holy works of religion therefore it doesn't exist. Even in this film where we are talking about two people in love. Believe the evidence of your own eyes about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree in the film Freeheld.I worked for NYS Crime Victims Board and in death I came in contact with a lot of ordinary LGBTQ people who in death had their lives magnified far more than what <more>
they did in their lives. Such is the case with Laurel Hester who was a detective with the Ocean County Police in New Jersey. I'm not sure she was closeted, but she certainly was discreet in her male dominated work place.Discretion went out the window when she meets Stacie Andree a much younger woman at a softball game. The two start living together and while it's not all roses, the commitment is truly there.And then cancer strikes and what to do about whatever estate Hester might leave. This story illustrates precisely the problem that LGBTQ people had before marriage settled the issue permanently. You could in some places get a domestic partnership certificate and have the relationship recorded. But it wasn't mandated that private industry and government recognize it.Thus was the issue of the film as the town of Freehold and its governing body would not extend survivor benefits to Ms. Andree. They were not married, but legally they could not get married. At least without a lot of agitation and organizing.Which is where Steve Carrell as Steven Goldstein comes in, leading the same sex marriage lobbying group. The issue as he says is so neatly encapsulated in the problem that Hester and Andree face.Two things I liked about Freeheld that make this a special film. One was the chemistry between Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as Laurel and Stacy. They made me believe the love was real.The second was the scenes among Laurel's police colleagues with her and among themselves. The differing reactions was a sampling of straight and male America, quite nicely documented.Freeheld is a great film showing the need for same sex marriage as few others have.
Move Thee Reviews: Simplicity Speaks Louder than Sentimentality (by ken1848)
Based on a true story and a 2008 Academy Award winning short documentary with the same title, Freeheld is a heart-wrenching and uplifting drama about a same-sex couple's relentless pursuit of love, justice and equality.When a veteran police officer Laurel Hester is diagnosed with terminal cancer, all she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner, Stacie, so that she can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no since they are not husband and wife. After spending a lifetime fighting for justice for other people, Laurel launches a final battle for justice for the <more>
love of her life.The story is told in a straightforward manner. The first half of the film focuses on depicting Laurel as a dedicated police officer who dreads her colleagues finding out that she is a lesbian and as an average human being who longs for love and strives to start a family with "a house, a dog and a woman she loves". In a homophobic workplace, LGBTI people have to hide and lie since coming out of the closet makes them targets of bullying and affects their promotion. Apprehensive and timorous, Laurel can never truly be herself. The second half of the film focuses on the couple's brave but bitter fight against not only cancer, but also tradition, prejudice, ignorance and inequality, luckily and touchingly with the help of Laurel's colleague, a gay rights activist, the couple's friends and family members. Although some people criticize the first half of the film for being insipid, the director's refusal to resort to sentimentality is greatly appreciated. Instead of making a tear-jerker with clichés sugar-coating and praising effusively the greatness of homosexual love, the director creates life-like characters the audience care about and shows genuinely the love between Laurel and Stacie, which accurately echos the nature of the global fight for LGBTI rights. It can be summarized by what Laurel says in the movie – "I've never asked for special treatment. I'm only asking for equality." True love is beautiful and precious, be it heterosexual or homosexual.Religion is a major reason why some freeholders say no to Laurel's request. In the movie, a priest reminds us that Jesus himself says nothing about homosexuality in the bible. Most of the proscriptions against homosexuality come from the Old Testament, which does mention homosexuality as an abomination, yet if one had actually read the Bible, one would have noticed that the same book of Leviticus also considers eating shellfish, or wearing clothing of two fabrics, an abomination. Some religious people blindly believe in what their churches advocate and apply double standard. Now, let's assume a particular religion is against homosexuality. Should religion and state be separate? For example, it is well known that Pope John Paul II was against artificial birth control. Should there be a law prohibiting citizens from using condoms? If Buddhists deemed it wrong to kill animals, should the government make eating meat illegal? If homosexuals cannot get married just because it goes against your religion, you cannot have cookies because I'm on diet. It seems that some pious people are not aware of a fact that marriage is a legal system which does not belong to a particular religion. While freedom of religion should be totally respected, it is unacceptable to impose religious beliefs on both the legal system and non-believers. Indeed, the overarching theme of the Bible is love. Mother Teresa is right. "If you judge people, you have no time to love them".The ensemble cast is capable. Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are phenomenal. Their facial expressions and body language can effectively convey the characters' emotions. In the movie, we do not see the actresses. Instead, we see an ailing police officer and a car mechanic truly loving each other and fighting together against cancer and inequality. Michael Shannon also delivers a very convincing performance. His character is a "straight, white, ex-Protestant, atheist cop". The wholehearted support he has given Laurel is sincere and moving. Steve Carell, who plays the gay rights activist, adds comic relief to this knuckle-biting and heartbreaking journey. His performance in Foxcatcher is beyond compare though.Love is love. LGBTI people "deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise." Like Suffragette, Freeheld is an important film that needs to be seen. Never take human rights for granted. Let's speak out against injustice courageously, in the name of love.