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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
In her twilight years, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) reflects on her life and career as she finally prepares to dispose of the belongings of her late husband, Denis (Jim Broadbent). Daughter of a Grantham grocer, she successfully broke through a double-paned glass ceiling of gender and class. Thatcher became the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom and remained as such for 11 consecutive years, until declining popularity forced her to resign.

Cast: Meryl Streep , Jim Broadbent , Alexandra Roach , Harry Lloyd , Olivia Colman , Iain Glen , Victoria Bewick , Nicholas Farrell

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Iron Lady (2011)

Release Date: December 30th, 2011|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • The sharp economy of Lloyd's direction allows the incontestably great Streep to take impressionistic snatches of a life and build a woman in full. This is acting of the highest order. show more

  • Imagine a biopic about Ronald Reagan that leaves out Gorbachev but instead dramatizes his years with Alzheimer's, and you'll get an idea of this film's misplaced focus. show more

  • It's hard to rationalize the vision of this dotty elderly woman with the tough-minded politician. The story lacks insight, glosses over key political issues and is unworthy of Streep's masterful performance. show more

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