Summary: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher. It portrayed the first female prime minister in UK who has a strained relationship with her daughter and mother. Live video footage's, flashbacks and a mixture of both were utilized in the style of Forrest Gump. The picture's score and and outstanding performance of Streep were noticeable. She is the only reason to view this film.
Excerpt: An okay script and film is strengthened by a huge performance by Meryl Streep, who embodies Margaret Thatcher so much there were times I thought I was actually looking at Thatcher herself. It's not just the look she gets down, but also the voice, mannerisms, and posture to a point where the line between the two gets thin.
Conclusion: I went into this film expecting it to be a spin off of Iron Man in the vain of Supergirl etc. What I got was a film about some old lady who ran a country for a bit. She didn't even have a high tech armour suit. The villian wasn't even good. He was just a leader of some coal miners.
Summary: Phyllida Lloyd, director of 'Mamma Mia,' reunites with Meryl Streep to bring this strange and fractured tale of an aged and all too human ex-Prime Minister, on the verge of dementia. In focusing on the aging protagonist and her flashes of memories and chats with her deceased husband Dennis, the film portrays Lady Thatcher as a human being - no small feat in itself.
Summary: Much more of her public life and less of her private and domestic life would have been an improvement as it lacked passion and excitement I thought as I was drowsing and nearly fell asleep. I guess you gotta go and find out yourself & see.