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.
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.