Last week I went to see The Iron Lady. The film about Margaret Thatcher that's been causing a fair bit of controversy. I deliberately hadn't read any reviews but I couldn't help hear it being talked about in the news etc. I went with an open mind, I wasn't expecting a political documentary on the life of Mrs T but I also wasn't expecting what I ended up watching either...............
Within the first five minutes of the film starting I was putting aside any political feelings I had, having found myself watching a fragile old lady struggling to deal with dementia and the passing of her husband who died some years previously. Jim Broadbent is a god as far as I'm concerned. An absolute screen legend.
He plays Dennis Thatcher, a loving and often neglected husband in the world of Thatcher politics. Meryl Streep who plays Maggie, deserves all the credit that has been bestowed on her so far. Incredible acting. I was truly hooked on the dynamics of their relationship with the highs and the lows being shown via a series of flash backs.
|A scene from The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher|