Never saw this movie when it came to the big screen but saw it on the list for a cable channel last week so I thought I would watch it. As Margaret Thatcher just died, I wondered if this movie would be a tribute to the one of the longer tenured PM's of Britain and the first female PM. Was I in for a shock!
The great actress, Meryl Streep, visually portrayed the lady well with the assistance of the superb make up artists and hair stylists and the sets were wonderful. However, that is the last of the praise I can give to this movie. The director and writer made her seem like nothing more than a blithering idiot who did nothing to improve the economy of the country or bring down the Berlin wall. Talk about rewriting history, this movie turns it upside down! An absolute atrocity and a downright insult to a great lady who did turn the economy around and kept Britain out of the EU
I thought Viola Davis had the Oscar race all to herself and was guaranteed to win for her role in The Help, until I saw Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. Of course its expected for Streep to be amazing in any movie, but I did not think anyone would take the Oscar from Viola Davis this year. And I was wrong. Meryl's completed dominance of this film is beyond amazing. I sat spellbound watching her. I came home and read some of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and was surprised at the reaction to the film. … more
THE IRON LADY Written by Abi Morgan Directed by Phyllida Lloyd Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Alexandra Roach Margaret Thatcher: It used to be about trying to do something. Now it’s about trying to be someone. In 2009, Margaret Thatcher attended the unveiling of her own portrait as British Prime Minister, held at her former office, London’s 10 Downing Street. Phyllida Lloyd’s THE IRON LADY supposes it knows Thatcher’s frame of mind in the time … more
When I first heard about THE IRON LADY, I was eager to see the movie. I am a child of the 1980s and because of that I will always respect and admire Margaret Thatcher. As a kid, I remember seeing her on tv and listening to some of her speeches. I liked what I heard. She was the only current foreign leader I knew anything about until around fifth grade. As the first (and so far only) female Prime Minister of Great Britain, it wasn't until years later that I realized how extraordinary Thatcher's … more
Meryl Streep stars in this bio pic of Margaret Thatcher as the elderly lady, suffering from dementia, remembers key moments of her past. We see young Margaret, a grocer’s daughter, in her first political campaign, when she meets her beloved husband (later played by Jim Broadbent), and her eleven years as Prime Minister with its struggles and triumphs; but mostly, we see her deteriorating health and increasing frailty. I was absolutely stunned by Streep’s impersonation … more
Star Rating: Mark my words: Meryl Streep’s work in The Iron Lady will earn her an Oscar nomination. But don’t make the mistake of believing it was preordained, stemming solely from the idea that it’s fashionable to nominate her. It will happen because, true to her chameleon-like ability to virtually disappear into any role, she truly does give one of the year’s best performances as Margaret Thatcher, who made history in 1979 by becoming … more
Again, I watched it on the plane. The Iron Lady the movie portrays the world of Margaret Thatcher after she was ousted by her party and her early rise to power. This is the first woman leader in the developed countries and her beliefs about what a man/woman can do for his/her country. She's both a legend and a legacy.
I am an avid reader and have always been. My picture shows just a few of my favorite books. They range from mysteries, political thrillers, science fiction (but only the classics like Asimov, Heinlein … more
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