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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd, 2011 (PG-13)

with Meryl Streep (Marvin's Room, Julie and Julia, It's Complicated, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Out of Africa), Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas, Another Year), Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Colman, Iain Glen, Victoria Bewick, Nicholas Farrell, John Sessions, Anthony Head (Scoop), David Westhead, Julian Wadham, Richard E. Grant, Angus Wright, Roger Allam, Michael Pennington, Susan Brown, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Meryl Streep provides a subtle and nuanced portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, whose political career and determination changed the rules that had limited women's opportunities for leadership.

It is funny how one actress can get so much publicity for her movie. You almost forget that this is not the only thing that make the movie good. Well, it definitely helps. Specially when it is Meryl Streep, and when portraying one of the most fascinating women of the last century. But that's it. She is amazing, the old husband can be of some interest, but the younger version of Margaret Thatcher is just not right, nor her husband. It looks like a fairy tale kind of story. But she is amazing, her transformation is really good, to the point you forget that she is Meryl Streep, to the point that when growing old, you believe her difficulty to connect to reality, to move around, to loose herself. Very good performance.

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