‘Freeheld’: A weepy boosted by Julianne Moore and gay rights fight (Our grade: B-)

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in "Freeheld." (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in “Freeheld.” (Summit Entertainment, LLC)

Kenneth Turan – Los Angeles Times

It’s starting to feel like a trend. With “Freeheld,” as with “Still Alice” before it, Julianne Moore gives a performance as a seriously ill individual that is stronger and more effective than the film that contains it.

Unlike its predecessor, which was only about a disease, “Freeheld” comes freighted with Hollywood social consciousness. The based-on-fact story of a dying New Jersey police detective who in 2005 fights to leave her pension to her domestic partner, “Freeheld” is a politically correct romantic weepy that plays in 2015 like a self-congratulatory victory lap for gay rights.

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