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The Iron Lady

A 2011 film directed by Phyllida Lloyd

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A Quivering Bowl of Jello

  • Apr 18, 2013
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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
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June 06, 2013
Yeah, I didn't see this in theatres, and I haven't picked it up on DVD, mostly b/c I read an awful lot of reviews of it that painted a picture of some very weird historical revisionism at work here. Thatcher did so much to save her country from economic peril that I took offense to what it appeared as if the makers wanted to do here. With historical pictures, I prefer they stay pretty true to reality -- I have no problems with screenwriters taking some liberties creatively so long as it makes sense against the fabric of events and not be some political potshot or sideswipe. This looked like garbage, and, based on your take, I'll dismiss it as such for now.
June 06, 2013
Yup, it was a hatchet job from Hollywood not worth the rental for ticket price. However, if you despise conservatives as the director an writer apparently do, you'll love this movie!
 
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review by . January 14, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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. …
review by . January 09, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Streep Show
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 …
review by . January 15, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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 …
review by . April 12, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Streep is great
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 …
review by . December 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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 …
Quick Tip by . May 10, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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.
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