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Suffragette (2015)

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In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

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Maggie Miller
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Norman Taylor
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Miss Withers
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George Watts
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Hugh Ellyn
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A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. Written by Production

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Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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12 October 2015 (UK)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,244, 23 October 2015, Limited Release

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$4,693,356, 10 January 2016
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Carey Mulligan didn't wash her hair for weeks during the shoot and wore very little make up to give her character a real feel. See more »

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At one point, runners in The Derby are shown running right-handed. Epsom is a left-handed racecourse. See more »

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Maud Watts: We break windows, we burn things. Cause war's the only language men listen to! Cause you've beaten us and betrayed us and there's nothing else left!
Inspector Arthur Steed: And there's nothing left but to stop you.
Maud Watts: What you gonna do? Lock us all up? We're in every home, we're half the human race, you can't stop us all.
Inspector Arthur Steed: You might lose your life before this is over.
Maud Watts: We will win.
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March of the Women
By Ethel Smyth and Cicely Hamilton
Publisher: Chester Music Ltd trading as J Curwen and Sons
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Worthy But Disappointing
15 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Solid performances, great period design, and a historical event worth telling. Unfortunately, the script is clichéd, giving us two stock characters -- the Radicalized Innocent and the Worldly Wise Secret Policeman -- who go through their expected paces. You could probably tell the same story today with a European Muslim in the Carey Mulligan role.

Getting involved in Suffragette activism upends the life of Mulligan's character, Maud. It cuts her off from her work, her husband, her child and her community, but it introduces her to a wider world of ideas and of people of a higher social class who she would never otherwise have known. It would have been fascinating to learn what became of Maud in her new milieu, what kind of job she found, and what kind of new life she built with her old one in ruins. In particular, it would have been interesting to see how she dealt with the new opportunities for English women created by World War I. That would have been an empowerment story to get involved in. But the movie just drops Maud with a historical footnote about when women got the vote in the UK and various other countries.


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