Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Iron Lady, indeed.

I had a Movie Date with a GF yesterday, and we went to see Iron Lady, about Margaret Thatcher.

I'd read some mixed reviews -- some didn't like the films' direction, some thought it concentrated too hard on the Baroness' mental problems in her old age, but all agreed that Meryl Streep is amazing.... and she is.

Personally, I liked the directors' vision for the whole film, and came away with a slightly better sense of the person behind that steely persona we all saw on the tv.

MT was a formidable woman, with faults and foibles, but a woman with guts, real courage, a cohesive vision for her country and the absolute determination to see it through.

Such a far cry from the woman currently in office in Australia.

A quote from the movie, attributed to MT:

It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.

And here's a trailer

We both really enjoyed this movie; it was a fascinating look at the woman behind the legend, and the politics behind her leadership.


  1. Glad you enjoyed the movie, my friend was not impressed with the movie so I haven't been to see it. May be we need to look further into the movie and not just what we see !!! and that is what you have done

  2. Yes, mixed reviews, Ann -- all I can say is I really enjoyed it.

  3. I haven't seen it yet - but I think it depends what you're looking for from it. It's interesting that what we saw of MT on TV wasn't necessarily a complete picture of who she was.

    I too deplore how most politicians think the privilege of being in office is somehow all about them - not us! Weird, huh?!


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