Freeheld (out Nov 5) is based on a true story and chronicles the efforts of a dying New Jersey police officer who wants to ensure her pension passes to her same-sex partner following her death. The connection between Julianne Moore and Ellen Page comes through strongly but the film makes a few missteps through the casting of Steve Carell and the limited insight into the government's views. Grade: B.
Mini Review - Freeheld
- Written by Matthew Toomey