At The Box Office | November 2015
By Hans Pedersen, November 2015 Issue.
In theaters Oct. 30 | PG-13 | 106 minutes
In this highly anticipated movie, Maud (Carey Mulligan) is a housewife who secretly joins the growing suffragette movement in England. Activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), who’s wanted by the law, inspires the young woman to commit to the early feminist movement. But when British police clamp down on the suffragettes, they’re forced underground and become bravely engaged in civil disobedience well before Gandhi popularized such tactics. Violence even becomes a method they utilize in their efforts to secure voting rights for all women in this film co-starring Helena Bonham Carter as Edith Ellyn and Ben Whishaw (Lilting) as Maud’s husband, Sonny.