FREEHELD

“Movingly understated performances by Julianne Moore and Ellen Page”

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Drama, Biography, Romance

103 min

2015

Peter Sollett

CTC

synopsis

Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.

cast:

Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

crew:

Ron Nyswaner, Kelly Bush, Hans Zimmer

fan quotes:

"All the actors did a wonderful job. It is also an excellent portrayal of Laurel and Stacie's fight for equality. I especially recommend this film to everyone who is unfamiliar with the story and/or can't fight back the flooding of tears that the also amazing 2007 Documentary pulled from viewers" - Leilani Nonies

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