Title : Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography – Drama
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant
If not for the posters proclaiming her name and all the hype surrounding her performance in this film, one could easily forget that they’re watching Meryl Streep on screen. Her portrayals of Margareth Thatcher, Britain,s first female prime minister so far, is indeed an astonishingly accomplished work of art.
Image via Wikipedia
Not only Streep have Thacher’s look and characteristic. But it is particularly impressive how beautifully she plays Thacher at various stages of her life and career, including an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. Streep wonderfully layered performance seems much too good for the film she is in. The Iron lady seems content to create a heart-warming biopic about the indomitable human spirit.
The story about how grocer’s daughter pushed her way through a male dominated system to become a nation’s longest serving leader is certainly inspiring.
Yet, the film is also very absorbing, thanks to streep and all excellent supporting actors. The most memorable of these is probably Jim Broadbent as Thatcher’s husband Denis, and also Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd are equally good as the couple in their younger days.
The Iron lady is certainly worth caching for one of the best portrayals by an actor of a real person on screen.