I had to watch this movie as part of my homework for history class. At first I was skeptical before I watched it. After it was over, I found I laughed at wonderful humour the women had, I cried through all the things the women went through, and I was relieved when legistlator Henry Burns changed his mind last minute due to the letter his mom sent him. Its a wonderful movie, I am now a Julia Ormond and Frances O'Connor fan.I have fallen in love with this movie. It is a shame this movie isnt as popular as other movies the actresses have been in. As far as I have researched, this movie almost is hand in hand with how women were really treated. I recommend this movie to anyone who listens to me babble on about it :)
You can embrace this movie's message, which has less to do with political agendas than basic human decency and the enduring power of love. And if that's not enough to make a film worthwhile, we don't know what is.