The Iron Lady | ★★★★★★★★

I did not have very high expectations of the this movie when I watched it last night. The word on the street was that Meryl Streep's performance of Margaret Thatcher was the only thing worth seeing. Now that I have seen it, I beg to disagree. In my opinion, the retelling of a contemporary leader's story has to be a very difficult venture. Yet this story was filled with such humanity and frailty. We see Thatcher at her peak of power and at the low points of her older age. For sure, Streep plays her with such a way that she becomes Thatcher in every way. But the story is what captivated me the most. Her passion for life, her drive for power and her stumblings once in office were all teachable moments. Yet I found that the grieving of that older widow was what moved me the most. Anyone who has an interest in politics or is interested women's rights should see this movie.

On a scale of ten I give this biopic ★★★★★★★★.


  1. Bob, you have peaked my interest to see this. I think Thatcher was a fascinating woman and Meryl Streep seems the perfect person to play her.

    1. The folks that do not like it Sue seem to not like the focus placed on her later years when she seems to suffer from dementia type symptoms. For me that gave her a bit of humanity. If the movie would have focused exclusively on her public life we would not have gotten a complete image of her life.


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