A British biopic, staring Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, about power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman. —IMDb
On the eve of her funeral morbid curiosity finally brought me to this Thatcher biopic and it turned out to be exactly as I anticipated; a rather interesting but somewhat shallow portrait of a deeply complex woman dominated by a typically barnstorming performance by Streep. The complex flashback structure depicts numerous episodes from her life and career in an oversimplified but never less than entertaining manner..
Glorifies Thatcher in a sugar-coated, exploitative and emotionally manipulative way. I know plenty of people my age who have said after watching this film that they find Thatcher inspirational. But this film is propaganda. It should let people see both sides of the story. It's entertaining, anyhow.
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