“Freeheld” was a good movie. It was a moving story earnestly told by some fine actors. To be honest, one of the movie’s biggest flaws “Freeheld” had was being released the same year as a beautiful piece of art like “Carol.” It’s basically impossible to compete with the exquisite swooniness of that film. But “Freeheld” is well worth watching. It’s solid and serious and sincere. Sure, perhaps it doesn’t have the most scintillating on-screen chemistry you’ve ever seen between its leads. And, yes, perhaps its good-triumphs-over-evil storytelling feels a bit conventional and made-for-TV-movie-ish. But sadly these kinds of – in this case all-too-true – stories of fighting injustice still need to be told. And I applaud its star, Ellen Page, and her seven-year struggle to put the lives of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree on the big screen. This was a passion project for her, which also coincided with her coming out herself. Which is yet another reason to be thankful for this film. It helped to give us our favorite out tiny Canadian.
All of this is a long way to go to say that, guess what, I have a copy of “Freeheld” to give away to one luck reader. I got sent an extra copy of the Blu-Ray, which along with the DVD goes on sale to the public Tuesday. So I am passing it on to you, kittens. So if you’re interested leave your email (feel free to spell it out without @ -signs to avoid spam, etc) in the comments. I’ll select one winner at random who will be announced on Tuesday. Good luck and happy weekend, all.
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p.p.p.s. Thanks, all, for entering. The lucky winner is btvsobsessed623.