Movie Review – ‘Suffragette’

Hello everyone! 🙂

I’ve been to see the film ‘Suffragette’ at the cinema, starring Carey Mulligan; Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. This is a historical drama film about the women’s rights movement in 1912 involving the Suffragettes. Watching the film has been an interesting and very moving experience.

Carey Mulligan stars as Maud Watts, a young factory girl who gets involved in the ‘votes for women’ campaign led by Emmeline Pankhurst. This is a history subject I’m very familiar with as I studied it during my GCSEs. This was a nice re-visit on one of my history lessons when watching this film.

I knew about Emmeline Pankhurst; the violent protests made by the Suffragettes and there was a force-feeding scene I recollected from my history lessons that was harrowing to watch on screen. Also someone walks in front of a horse during a horse race that was shocking to watch in the film.

The performances by the cast including Carey Mulligan are superb. Carey has come a long way from doing plenty of TV and film performances including ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in cinemas; ‘Bleak House’ on TV and doing ‘Blink’ in ‘Doctor Who’ with David Tennant. This is one of her finest performances.

If ever you should happen to be at your local cinema and this film is on, I recommend going to see ‘Suffragette’. If you’re into historical drama like I am, you’ll find this interesting to watch on screen.

Thanks for reading this!

Tim. 🙂


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