Inspired by a real-life condition, "Shade" is the fictional story of Laura, a woman who has lived with a debilitating genetic defect that prevents her from ever seeing the sun. After living... See full summary »
Philip Charles MacKenzie
Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense... See full summary »
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
The device used to hold Hilary Swank's mouth open during the force feeding scene is a speculum. See more »
When Alice Paul goes to meet Ben Weissmen at the restaurant, the front door has a modern door handle. See more »
Would you please be quiet?
My sister is blind; I have to read her the subtitles.
That's it, you've ruined it. We're leaving.
[Inez starts flailing her arms in front of her when she stands up, pretending to be blind]
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Despite its historical significance, Iron Jawed Angels misses the mark with its cheesy music, tedious romance plot and by-the-book acting. Some of the dramatic sequences--such as the egg yolk scene--make this film worthwhile, but many of the scenes lack the life and vigor that more experienced actors would easily provide. Huston gives by far the best performance, followed by Martindale. Swank was decent for the role of Alice Paul, but in my opinion was miscast. The romance between Paul and a young man is dull and predictable. Likewise, the opening of the film is hideously boring, as Paul and her friend playfully joke about the most frivolous subjects. Probably the worst aspect of this movie was the music, which resembled today's pop music beats and did not fit the time period at all, thus detracting from the authenticity of the film's sets. Although it has moments of good acting and thought-provoking dialogue, Iron Jawed Angels is weakly-constructed in many ways and probably not worth your time.
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