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Biography, Drama, Romance

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The critical consensus

Julianne Moore rises above the clichéd, less than dignified treatment of this true life tale.

**(*)(*)(*)James Mottram, The List, 15/02/2016

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are unconvincing in this hammy fictional version of a true story about a lesbian couple fighting for their pension rights.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 18/02/2016

It is perverse to cast an actress as accomplished as Moore, but then to deny her the opportunity to attack her role at full throttle.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 18/02/2016

It works best in the tender emotions of one woman facing the awful reality of losing the woman she loves.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 19/02/2016

Strong subject matter and a superb cast are treated disappointingly with sledgehammer subtlety.

***(*)(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online, 15/02/2016

Unfortunately, perfunctory direction renders dull what could have been a compelling story.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 20/02/2016

Director Peter Sollett mounts a full-scale attack on the tear ducts as he rolls out scene after scene of inspiring oratory, heart-rending illness and full-on liberal do-gooding.

***(*)(*)David Jenkins, The Observer, 21/02/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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