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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  15 February 2004 (USA)
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

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Lucy Burns
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Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
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Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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For the hunger strike scenes Hilary Swank chose to eat very little and shed several pounds. See more »

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When Alice is learning how to drive, her mouth is repeatedly open/closed between shots. See more »

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Lucy Burns: [mimicking/mocking Carrie] Do me a favor, don't question Susan's thoughts on cheese. We worked side by side with Susan. We worked cheek to cheek with Susan. She despised cheddar and she loathed Muenster.
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Suffragettes brought to life
30 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very entertaining and affecting story of women's struggle for the vote. Rather than the period-piece drama one would get on a BBC show about the movement, this portrays very modern, very impassioned women. The director is determined to avoid any hint of stuffiness, and at times the gimmicky camera work seems there not to further the story but just to make sure this works for the MTV generation, but the result is a dynamic and entertaining movie. I've never heard much of anything about the women's suffrage movement and it is interesting to see how it played out and to learn a little about the movie's impassioned heroine Alice Paul and her struggle both with the patriarchy and with the more cautious suffragettes. She seems to have been a fascinating woman, and judging from her photographs, almost as cute as Hillary Swank.


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