The Iron Lady
Gloomy interiors of the mind derails an otherwise smart biopic fueled almost entirely on the dynamism of Streep/Broadbent who fill the screen with wit, charm and allier. Purposely morose flashback strategy shows Thatcher in decline, still able, magnetic, but coming undone leaves a bitter taste for those who know mental illness. Result is critical acclaim but no movie of the week. Hard to like, easy to appreciate.