CAST: Ellen Page, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell DIRECTOR: Peter Sollett
The true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree 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, and activist Steven Goldstein, unite in Laurel and Stacie's defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
"Freeheld" is a snapshot of a notable American moment.Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The story is righteous and Moore and Page are strong (as is Michael Shannon as Moore's police partner), all to the movie's credit.Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review