Year of Release: 2011
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Olivia Colman, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Head, Roger Allam, Michael Pennington, John Sessions, Harry Lloyd
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 6
Phyllida Lloyd's film lives from the remarkable portrait of Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep embodies the character through and through, creating a woman filled with flaws and self doubts, someone who is alone in her pursuits, but also ferocious in her approach to life. It's a portrait so strong and overwhelming, that the film almost feels like a supporting element to display her amazing performance. The film does falter in the fact that all that made Margaret Thatcher such a polarizing figure is never really broached, the supporting characters are almost non-existent or not really defined, but the film allows for Meryl Streep to paint a rich canvas for a woman, who for better and worse changed the life of England for such a long time. A film worth watching!