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.