Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Hilary Swank Alice Paul
Margo Martindale Harriot Blatch
Anjelica Huston Carrie Chapman Catt
Frances O'Connor Lucy Burns
Lois Smith Reverend Anna Howard Shaw
Vera Farmiga Ruza Wenclawska
Brooke Smith Mabel Vernon
Adilah Barnes Ida Wells-Barnett
Laura Fraser Doris Stevens
Semen Hirzhner Russian Mover
Julia Ormond Inez Mulholland
Molly Parker Emily Leighton
Patrick Dempsey Ben Weissman
Frances O'Connor (II)
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Katja von Garnier
Writer Jennifer Friedes; Sally Robinson
Studio HBO Films; Hbo Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 5 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The fight for women's voting rights has rarely been given as dramatic a treatment as in Iron Jawed Angels. Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry) and Frances O'Connor (Mansfield Park) star as second-wave suffragettes Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who led the final fight for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Though the movie sometimes tries too hard to avoid the stigma of a period piece (the soundtrack features electric guitars, Swank has a steamy moment in a bathtub, and the editing is jagged and flashy), the mounting energy of the fight--and the increasingly nasty opposition--gains real momentum when a wartime picket line leads to Paul, Burns, and their sisters-in-arms being arrested on trumped-up charges and imprisoned. The actors--including Julia Ormond (Smilla's Sense of Snow), Angelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor, The Grifters), and Brooke Smith (Vanya on 42nd Street)--give fervent, determined performances. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1472
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/19/04
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.77:1
UPC 026359212222
Release Date 9/7/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Surround Sound