Sunday, June 01, 2008

Iron Jawed Angels

Anybody who says there is nothing good on tv should be made to watch this 'made for tv docu-drama'.

Iron Jawed Angels is nothing short of perfect.

Hillary Swank is a hugely powerful actress who shows a depth of talent that makes Million Dollar Baby look like a walk in the park.

"Iron Jawed Angels" is an HBO historical biopic/docudrama which turns the lens on Swank who delivers a sterling performance as Quaker, suffragist, and women's right activist Alice Paul during her campaign to secure the 19th Constitutional amendment. Director Katja von Garnier, who gave us the wonderfully hip girl-power cult flick "Bandits", takes on the daunting task of delivering an entertaining film about a somewhat dry, esoteric subject and a relatively unknown character (as history goes) and succeeds. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes intense, spritzed with humor and drama, and packed with zingers and maxims, "Iron Jawed Angels" may be a chick flick but no man can deny nor should fail to appreciate the grace and beauty is delivers.

Take a look at all the 10 out of 10 ratings in the imdb comments -

We just 'happened upon it' but you should seek this movie out and watch it right now as it's a hugely powerful story about what it took to get women the vote here in the USA.

Any female who 'neglects' to vote after watching this movie just doesn't get it.


BTW just came across this music video clip of Sarah McLaughlin's song Possession which is featured in the movie.

There is also this preview but it's not as moving

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