Every year a handful of actually important films come out, and of course my position is that those are the ones you should watch. If you haven’t yet seen Selma, then add it to your queue. Suffragette is the British version another women’s voting struggle film: Iron Jawed Angels, with Hillary Swank.
Both are similar, and both are based on true events. The terroristic nature of the government is a central factor that pushed people to go to further extremes to achieve basic rights. These governments have long, bloody histories of gross injustice.
Carey Mulligan is a composite of various suffragettes drawn into the movement. The story lags a bit, as it is slow paced and dramatic with much nuance and detail. Iron Jawed Angels was tighter and more of a sustained war.
Women will appreciate that it was written, produced and directed by women, with all the…
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