Saving Marriage (2006)
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The excitement and suspense surrounding the battle for same-sex marriage serves as the focal point of this documentary from filmmakers Mike Roth and John Henning. November 18, 2003: the day that the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the same right to marriage as heterosexual couples. But while some assumed that this was the end of the battle, it quickly became apparent that it was only the beginning. Almost immediately after the ruling passed, it came under attack by
Jun 15, 2006 Wide
Feb 1, 2009
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Saving Marriage makes the deeply personal, powerfully political tussle a thriller with a number of intriguing characters and subplots.
Equally effective as a human interest story and political thriller.
Saving Marriage is an in-the-trenches, defiantly partisan and exuberantly big-hearted movie.
We've all heard the story before, but moving discussions with folks like gay-rights lobbyist Arline Isaacson and lively footage of protests and Senate-floor testimonies make this film one wild personal-is-political ride.
Even for those who think they know the full story of Massachusetts' historic same-sex marriage law, this documentary will be a revelation.
High contrasts, as well as grays in between, structure John Henning and Mike Roth's moving 2006 documentary about the legal and political battles surrounding gay marriage in Massachusetts.
A portrait of democracy in action with high personal stakes and, as such, a moving emotional experience.
Leans on players in the policymaking game as talking heads on issues and tactics, people with a personal stake in the outcome to fully humanize the issue and a few who straddle both categories.
Enthusiastic to open minds and hearts with its multiple tales of injustice, painting a broader portrait of hope that one day all citizens of America will be lawfully regarded as equal no matter their sexual orientation.
Well-intentioned but amateurishly executed, overly sentimental and ultimately dull.
Seldom has a film been more aptly titled than Saving Marriage...people on both sides of this issue believe they are, in fact, saving marriage.
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