Well acted and painfully relevant; Suffragette overcomes its flaws and shares a vivid and dramatized fact-based story.
At best, Suffragette is a grand history lesson taken to the big screen and is shared through its top female leads (Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep). Director Sarah Gavron’s (Brick Lane) film is a prestige-drama focusing on the early struggle for women’s rights in England. Suffragette is a vigorous movie that fights from beginning until end for equality in women.
Bravo for Mulligan acing her role as Maud Watts, a fictional character meant to represent women of that time during the early 19th century. Mulligan is fierce in every scene as she steals the acting chops from her components. Bonham Carter also plays a fictional character named Edith Ellyn; she was somewhat inspired by Edith Garrud as well as Edith New. Bonham Cater soars in the role as she continues to fight for her equal rights. Streep makes her spiffy cameo as real-life Emmeline Pankhurst; while actress Natalie Press conquers as real-life Emily Davison.
So is Suffragette true story? Mostly, as it takes real/fictionalized people and real events and combines them into one dramatized film. While some scenes are formulaic and messy, other scenes soar with raw pain and tears. Flaws and all, Suffragette still succeeds into telling an important story of the struggle and the fight for equality in women. Revolutionary and stirring, Suffragette is a movie that matters. Stand for equality and find the movements here: http://www.womenforwomen.org/ https://www.hrw.org/ http://www.rainbo.org/
Suffragette is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity.