Although this film contains a great performance by Streep (one of the greatest actors of her generation) and strong supporting performances, the muddled multi-flashback story spends far too much time on Thatcher's late life mental problems.
that's what I thought too. I think that the film would be much better if it was only focused in the time when she had great power and was really tough, the old part was just like to feel sorry for her. but it was an ok film with a terrific performance from meryl strep.
Feb 28 - 09:20 AM
What's wrong with a female character that's weak and you feel sorry for her? Why must women always be strong and almost perfect in movies? I hate how political correctness has made every movie cliched and predictable, especially when it comes to character development. I didn't like this movie, but I'll at least give it credit for taking an unpopular route. I thought for sure it was going to be another one of those movies where the whole purpose of making it is just to show a woman in a masculine role to empower people or something... But all those movies ever do is create an uninteresting, cold and one-dimensional character who pats herself on the back every step of the way, which sucks because the audeince is suppose to do that, not the movie. People enjoy rooting for the underdog and sometimes when your character is the opposite of an underdog they can be mistaken as the villian of the story. The very few movies I've seen that actually pull off that character and make her interesting are great movies, but 90% of the time they fail and are just annoying.
May 24 - 06:50 AM
Well said!! Why make this movie (mostly) about her dementia?? Should she be ashamed that she struggled with remembering the death of her husband? Is that what we're to to take from this movie? This was a waste of what could have been a great movie of an interesting and powerful woman who is a part of our world history. My husband and I were very disappointed. We still love Meryl Streep!
Mar 1 - 06:46 PM