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Suffragette movie quotes give a fictional version of the true story of the late 19th century women's suffrage movement in a feature film. The historical drama was written by Abi Morgan and directed by Sarah Gavron. Suffragette opened in theaters on October 23, 2015.

In Suffragette, the story of Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), one of the foot soldiers in the women's suffrage movement in England, is featured. Maud spent her life working laborious jobs during the day while caring for her husband (Ben Whishaw) and son at night and following the laws governing her world, despite not having any say in them. Like many others at the time, Maud grew tired of this and joined together to protest their lack of involvement in the political process.

Along with Emily Davison (Natalie Press) and Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham Carter), and inspired by the leadership of Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud joined the suffrage movement, first through peaceful protests. But when the men in charge (including Brendan Gleeson and Samuel West) fought back, arresting the women and taking away their children, their movement was forced to go underground and become violent. Despite the setbacks, the women only became more intent on seeing their movement through and giving women the right to vote.

Suffragette opened alongside other great fall 2015 films such as The Last Witch Hunter, Bridge of Spies, Goosebumps, and The Martian.
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