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Suffragette

I was not sure about seeing this, as it has been condemned by historians for including a fictitious character when there were plenty of real women who could have been in the cast list. But they seem to have been expecting a documentary rather than a really gripping drama which tried and largely succeeded to tell the story of the final campaign to obtain votes for women in England.  I loved it. Carey Mulligan is a real star, much stronger than her small frame suggests, and as hard working single mum who is drawn into the campaign.

Yes, there were parts that drifted towards cheesiness; there were events that were a bit too easy, too many coincidences, but Abi Morgan’s screenplay needs such tropes to get so much into a short film. There is a sense of Hollywood style tension building up towards…

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5 comments on “Suffragette

  1. teagan geneviene
    11/14/2015

    Hi Sarah. Their complaint seems to me to be an excuse to criticize… With various legal issues, and the need to be considerate of family members — why not use a fictional character, better yet, one that can represent the many true life heroines. Mega hugs my friend.

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    • First Night Design
      11/14/2015

      I haven’t seen the film yet though very much want to but I understood that Carey Mulligan’s character was fictional. Hugs to you too, Teagan!

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  2. Jean Reinhardt
    11/14/2015

    I agree with Teagan, a fictional character can more easily reflect the lives and bravery of true heroines that cannot all fit into the time span of a movie. I’m looking forward to watching this film, thanks for posting the review, Sarah.

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    • First Night Design
      11/14/2015

      I agree with both of you but had thought, as I’ve said to Teagan, that Mulligan’s character was thus. It would be wonderful if you wrote a review, Jean. I’d definitely reblog it!

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  3. hitandrun1964
    11/14/2015

    Why would THEY like it. It’s about women and how they were treated and beaten and force fed and tortured and raped and poor and born into slavery? So? If they can beat it down no one will see it and they can pretend it never happened. AGAIN!!!!! It was a fantastic film and she deserves every single award possible. Moronic men bloody well REWRITE HISTORY AND PRETEND IT’S TRUE. ARGGGGGGG! It was fantastic and men should look away in shame for what’s STILL GOING ON. Oh, wait, how can they when they are still beating women and keeping them poor? Well, maybe some other time. And the worst part, women STILL HAVE TO GO TO MEN TO ASK FOR WHAT THEY WANT!

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