The Iron Lady

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: January 13, 2012
DVD: April 10, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.26
based on 86 votes and 30 reviews
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Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach, Roger Allam

Inspiration: Margaret Thatcher

Synopsis

The story of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. The film opens with Thatcher, a widow in her 80s and goes back through her youth as the daughter of a grocer; her early interest in politics; her years at Oxford through to her 1959 entry into Parliament and the 2005 London terrorist attacks.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Damian Jones
Screenplay: Abi Morgan
Official Site: weinsteinco.com/sites/iron-lady/

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  • 2 stars "i loved meryl streeps' performance but the movie fell terribly short. there was far too much emphasis on her dementia. i would have preferred to see the struggle for the rise to power as well as her actual prime ministership as well. great performance by streep but i don't think she should have won the oscar over viola davis."
  • 5 stars "amazing movie! for people who gave it low ratings and bad comments, you are crazy!! she won an oscar and the movie was bomb."
  • 2 stars "streep is above average in this movie.....but the movie itself is far below average. slow and dull."