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Blu-ray Review: 'The Iron Lady'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
April 17th, 2012 10:00am EDT

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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!

 

Iron Lady Blu-ray

 

 

   Title: "The Iron Lady"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman

   Director: Phyllida Lloyd

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 105 minutes

   Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

   Website: www.anchorbayent.com

 

 

 

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. 

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Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay Entertainment