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Iron Lady, The (DVD) [WS]

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Iron Lady, The (DVD) [WS]
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"The Iron lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world."

Baker
& Taylor

Dramatized profile of Great Britain's controversial prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Publisher: Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2012

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Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant


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Feb 10, 2015
  • rkelly3344 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible movie. I was looking forward to this movie about a strong accomplished woman. The movie instead was focused on Ms. Thatcher's later years when she was inflicted with dementia which effects millions of people.

Jan 28, 2015
  • thislibrarysucksbad rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Eating a brown paper bag would be more exciting than watching this drab drivel.

Sep 11, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Meryl Streep performance as Margaret Thatcher was outstanding. She portrays very well Margaret Thatcher 's many sides from wife to woman of power. Well done!

May 14, 2014
  • mjayh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In a BBC interview, Meryl Streep described this film as King Lear for girls. It's a creative work, not intended as any kind of study or value judgement on Thatcher's career as prime minister. (There are other films that cover that ground.) Streep's sensitive (but not sentimental) portrayal of Thatcher as wife, mother, and a once-powerful woman in the grip of dementia, comes about through a series of memories, dreams, and hallucinations.

Apr 04, 2014
  • geomillar rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's a good film and Meryl Streep does a fine job. Something's missing ... (I just don't know what) ... and that's why I wouldn't want to watch it again.

Apr 02, 2014
  • nallukka rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Despite Meryl Streep taking the script well above and beyond what anyone else could've done and making the character believable and the relationship with her husband being beautifully rendered, the script was pretty atrocious and I still found myself disinterested despite the leader's actual life and turmoil being fascinating in and of itself... I ended up only watching to muse on Streep's talent, as the flashbacks were treated nonsensically and too like a game and the rest...well, the rest was just dull. I can appreciate good actors like anyone-I'd just rather appreciate their skills being put to better use, a better script with better direction specifically. They could have been directly-quotes and settings perfectly matched-factual and it would be less dreary to endure.

Feb 07, 2014
  • JOSEPH DENHAM rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This one is poorly written and directed. Meryl Streep's brilliant performance is the only positive aspect of the movie. The movie centers on Thatcher's senile dementia in her old age and erratically takes us back to parts of her earlier life.

Nov 15, 2013
  • joeguy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Another conservative politician gets Alzheimer's. Interesting and noteworthy - but never really addressed.

Oct 31, 2013
  • jrichardson06 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i'm glad i got this @ redbox instead of spending the $ too see it theaters. worth the watch though

Oct 27, 2013
  • IrishMoon rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was just ok. From the professional reviews, I expected so much more.

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Feb 10, 2015
  • rkelly3344 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually you will run out of other people's money".

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Young Margaret (at a dinner party): "So, what I do think, is that a man should be encouraged to stand on his own two feet. Yes, we help people, of course we help people, but for those that can 'do', they must, just, get up and 'do'! And if something's wrong, they shouldn't just whine about it, they should get in there, and DO something about it. Change things!"

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"You'll be fine on your own, love. You always have been."

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"You'll be fine on your own, love. You always have been."

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"I cannot die washing up a teacup!"

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"I cannot die washing up a teacup!"

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"It's time to put the great back into Great Britain."

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"It's time to put the great back into Great Britain."

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"If you want to change this party, lead it. If you want to change the country, lead it."

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"If you want to change this party, lead it. If you want to change the country, lead it."

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Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Casual drinking and tobacco smoking (cigars, cigarettes) are seen occasionally.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Most of the film deals with Thatcher's dementia, and so, these scenes may be confusing or disturbing to those unfamiliar with how mental illness can be portrayed in film. Also, the archival war footage may be distressing to those with a particular sensitivity to violence.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A single instance (less than a second long) of topless nudity in the context of a street celebration.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Archival footage of news segments during wartime are edited into the film, so there are fleeting glimpses of bombs, weapons, dead bodies, etc. SPOILER!!! SPOILER!! SPOILER!! There are also two separate bombing incidents portrayed within the film's narrative that may leave younger viewers with questions.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Barely any. One use of the word "bas**rd".

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Casual drinking and tobacco smoking (cigars, cigarettes) are seen occasionally.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Most of the film deals with Thatcher's dementia, and so, these scenes may be confusing or disturbing to those unfamiliar with how mental illness can be portrayed in film. Also, the archival war footage may be distressing to those with a particular sensitivity to violence.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A single instance (less than a second long) of topless nudity in the context of a street celebration.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Archival footage of news segments during wartime are edited into the film, so there are fleeting glimpses of bombs, weapons, dead bodies, etc. SPOILER!!! SPOILER!! SPOILER!! There are also two separate bombing incidents portrayed within the film's narrative that may leave younger viewers with questions.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Barely any. One use of the word "bas**rd".

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Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A look back at brief important moments (like an abridged SparkNotes history) of Margaret Thatcher's life through the eyes of her older self as she suffers mental illness in her advanced age and deals with hallucinations of her husband.

Aug 29, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A look back at brief important moments (like an abridged SparkNotes history) of Margaret Thatcher's life through the eyes of her older self as she suffers mental illness in her advanced age and deals with hallucinations of her husband.

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