May 08, 2012

The Iron Lady (2011)

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Country: UK

Plot: An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Quick comment: Despite all the information that passes through, it reveals to be a shallow movie. It would need more enthusiasm and rhythm to avoid to fall in banality. A decided and firm approach were most needed to depict such a strict character as Thatcher. Just the oscar-winner Meryl Streep was able to save herself from this doomed drifting boat.
Relevant Awards: best leading actress at Academy Awards (USA) and BAFTA Awards (UK).

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