A film about the right to a survivor of partners in same-sex marriage – yes, that may not sound so thrilling. But the fact is that the Free Held is one of summer’s most poignant snyftare. A film about solidarity, political hypocrisy and how a person who tried hard all his life to keep their orientation secret suddenly became the figurehead for the LGBT struggle.
The movie is so good is of course largely about Julianne Moore, who with Free Held can add additional high-quality role interpretation to an already long list. Moore plays the butchiga police Laurel Hester, who sneak their orientation at work. It’s hard enough to make a career as a woman, she reasons, as flat, it would be virtually impossible. But when Hester suffer from lung cancer, she reluctantly out of the closet. One thing she wants to leave behind the love of her life, and registered partners, Stacie. The pension that would make it possible for Stacie to keep their common home after Laurel passed away. But in the very lair in New Jersey Laurel works have not adopted the same rules of hetero- and homopar. The only way to change is to influence local politicians by appealing to them in public meetings. Although Laurel is so ill that she had to be rolled out in a wheelchair and wearing oxygen masks to these meetings.
Free Held based on a true story, and especially on the documentary that Cynthia Wade won an Oscar for 2008 . Sometimes I get annoyed that excellent documentaries to be smeared and distorted to serve as a Hollywood reel. But the Free Held has kept enough nuances to not degenerate into disorder pornography and hero worship. Such as the Laurel Hester mainly driven by its fair pathos in the fight for that money – the same conviction that made her a good cop. It is the injustice of the pension rules that she can not accept, not even when the cancer is eating her up inside. I also think that the film does not hymlar to Laurel Hester’s case, legal support because it has political potential. Even idealists have their own agenda.
What remains after I dried the tears is the story of the little life that stands against the rigid bureaucracy. The struggle for equality fought by a reluctant hero. And the tiny myrsteg victories that LGBT rights moved forward with.