Limited release 10/23/15
Viewed at ElCon with Sheila
RT Critic: 72 Audience: 74
Cag: 4.5 Liked it a lot - learned a lot about the Women's movement in Great Britain
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep (for just a small portion).
My comments: This was a heart-wrenching, eye-opening film. The story of the British women's rights' movement was quite unfamiliar to me previously, this was entertaining as well as educational. A great movie experience.
RT Summary: Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women's right to vote - their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.