I don’t know about you, but I can get in a bit of a slump over the holiday season. Life seems to slow down and it can be easy to lose track of what you’re going back to after the holidays.
Here are three movies to watch to get your inspiration meter filled up so you’re ready to face the world again!
I took a bunch of the women in my family to see this film on the opening day. It was full on!
The movie follows Maud, a woman who gets caught up in the Suffragette movement in 1912. Realising that their peaceful protests are falling on deaf ears, the women take to more violent measures to have their message heard - women deserve the right to vote. The Suffragettes are ostracised, imprisoned, tortured and persecuted for their cause. Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep are beautiful storytellers and amazing to watch.
While I feel the film could have been more edgy, I left inspired and very, very grateful that these women sacrificed so much for us to have a say in the issues that affect everyone. Well worthwhile!
If you need some fuel for your follow-your-dreams fire, check this baby out!
Jennifer Lawrence is charming as always and brings us the true story of Joy Manango - inventor of the Miracle Mop!
Joy is an underdog - battling a messy family situation, piles of debt and a world that doesn’t want her to succeed. However, she never caves in but takes some crazy risks, fighting the powers of media and commerce to come out swinging. She reminds us to persevere with our dreams and not to take ourselves too seriously.
I found the style of the film really interesting and quirky, which I felt gave an accurate reflection of the story being told. I left feeling pumped up and empowered!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I’m not the biggest Star Wars devotee out there (in the universe), but I do love some lightsaber-wielding action, and it was awesome to check out this hugely anticipated flick!
In this follow-up instalment of the popular series, the old cast teams up with some fresh faces to take us to the next chapter of Jedi goodness. Nostalgia was met nicely with new twists and turns, setting us up for the next generation of intergalactic heroes and heroines. I got pretty teary when Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, uses a lightsaber for the first time. I love that she is such a strong, brilliant (and badass!) character.
The Force Awakens is the first cab off the rank as Disney prepares to churn out a whole lot more over the next few years, so it will be interesting to see where the story goes.
Have you seen any of these flicks? What did you think?
by Dani Cripps