In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause.
I always cringe when I hear young women say, "I'm not a feminist but." I think to myself, "Do you enjoy voting? Do you enjoy driving? Do you enjoy earning your own living?" This movie moved me to tears in witness of what our feminist foremothers went through so that we could enjoy the privileges that we do today.