Suffragette

Suffragette

DVD - 2016 | Widescreen edition
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Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, 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, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

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GiovanniS
Dec 31, 2018

Watched on Netlfix before they removed it. The movie brings you right into this world. I watched most of it on a small Tablet screen and really felt engaged with this. I know see the modern #Me Too movements, the marches in Washington on January 20th, in a different light and feel more engaged with the movements that are shaping around me then before looking at this movie.

The purpose of a good film is to expand your mind and make you consider other perspectives that you are either against, or indifferent to and bring you into their world and minds and struggles. As a man watching this film I was truly drafted in a world that I would not understand could even exist, or has existed in the past and see it through the eyes Maud (Carey Mulligan) that had enough of her mistreatment living at that time.

It was a well acted movie, I want to shout out to these two specific actors who really brought their presence right on the screen: Brendan Gleeson and Carey Mulligan. The costumes and atmosphere of that era were brought right through the screen and I think this is just a great example of good filmmaking. I may not agree totally with feminism, but I can respect the history and appreciate the lengths people would have to go to get their message heard before social media.

Now that its off Netflix, I may borrow this movie again soon from this library to re-watch it on a larger screen on Blu-Ray and check out the special features. Very good movie.

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dirtbag
Dec 10, 2018

Seems like there are a lot of touchy men making negative comments. Are we still supposed to be in the kitchen?

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posie12
Dec 01, 2018

A realistic version of the movement. Women bore the children who fought for their country, went to war and died. Yet they had very little say about those children, much like third world countries today.

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mustang351c
Nov 02, 2018

Men won the right to vote in this country by sacrificing their blood and their lives.
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Women were given the right to vote because of suffragists nagging of men.
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This movie is a story of that nagging.
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Personally, I think that only if you are eligible to be drafted into military service, hence have the potential to risk your life for your country at the behest of the government, should you have the right to vote. It's easy to point to someone else and say "you go and fight for me for my right to (name that 'right')" when you have no chance at all of being drafted yourself and risking your life.

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Me_Tarzan
Oct 05, 2017

This badly conceived, over-hyped "feminist movement" picture was nothing but a predictable, little chick flick that contained just about every single, stinking cliche in the book, and then some.

If nothing else - Its story certainly proved, beyond a doubt, that women are just as prone to brutal violence as are men.

I can't begin to tell you how much I wish that Meryl Streep would retire from film, once and for all. She is so utterly annoying.

What oppressive patriarchy looked like in the modern cradle of parliamentary democracy. What heroic lengths women went to win the franchise. I couldn't help but think of the 53% of white women who voted Trump last fall.

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jonnybroom
Mar 29, 2017

Informative and well-done movie about courageous women 100 years ago.

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mckeett
Feb 24, 2017

Yikes. This historically-accurate movie is a shocker. This was us 100 years ago! Well, actually it takes place in Britain, but close enough. Defenseless women being clubbed to the ground by police with billy sticks, and then kicked while lying there. A woman even had her child taken away because she was demonstrating. Women who were just demonstrating peacefully to be able to vote in elections! It is important to note that this was just a small fraction of women. They were doubly brave because it wasn't just men who took the other side. Many other women expressed the sentiment that "the men know best" and "i have no interest in voting, my decision".

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biny
Feb 23, 2017

A must-see.

bookishdl Feb 19, 2017

A very confronting movie depicting the reality of the struggle of women to have their voices heard. I have never really thought about what it took to achieve the right to vote and although the movie skimmed over the real brutality faced by women in the suffragette movement, it generated a desire for me to really explore this subject further and fully understand what happened. What shocked me most was the closing credits highlighting when voting rights were gained across the globe, or not depending on the country.

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smurglet
Aug 26, 2017

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