Meryl Streep channeling Margaret Thatcher – sounds like great acting bound! We’re checking out the currently out on Blu-ray release of "The Iron Lady" from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Follow the review pearls below!
Title: "The Iron Lady"
Grade: 3 1/2
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Runtime: 105 minutes
Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company
The Flick: The casting and superb execution of Meryl Streep as the hard fisted Margaret Thatcher is a no-brainer in terms of memorable performance, but I was equally impressed by the supporting cast that seems all but buried in the marketing. Work like the ever-solid Jim Broadbent as Thatcher’s quirky husband, Anthony Head as her long serving deputy and even a fine turn by Alexandra Roach as a young Margaret help flesh out a flick that’s more than just a one-woman show. The scattered order of Thatcher’s life told here is a tad trite and feels more like select scenes than a single cohesive flick, but what scenes they are indeed.
Best Feature: The comprehensive 'Making Of' encompasses stuff from all the other docs combine including chatter from everyone involved, the staging that took place to make the film and a look much deserved look at the supporting cast.
Best Hidden Gem: Jim Broadbent all but steals the show as the both alive and dead Denis Thatcher.
Worth the Moola: For those with a love of Meryl, but also like a flick that has other equally standout work, this lady has help from an iron clad cast.