The Iron Lady

Monday, September 26 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

The Iron Lady

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The Iron Lady is a very sympathetic portrait of Margaret Thatcher, who was the first woman to serve as prime minister in Great Britain, and also the longest-running — 11 and a half years — in the 20th century, played by Meryl Streep, and her husband is played by Jim Broadbent.  They’re both terrific. The only complaint I have with this is I’m not sure it’s fair, since a lot of people thought Margaret Thatcher was the anti-christ, but there were other people who felt that she saved Great Britain. Regardless, this is an interesting portrait that’s all told in flashback, and basically Margaret hallucinating her dead husband and doing flashbacks to her life and her milestones. It’s an entertaining movie. Will Meryl win an Academy Award for it? Possibly, but it’s certainly not the best of the holiday movies, but it’s certainly worth your time.  Three and a half stars.

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