The Iron Lady

- By Steve Jones

Meryl Streep won a best-actress Academy Award for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who served from 1979 to 1990. The film begins in 2008, showing an 82-year-old Thatcher struggling with dementia, and proceeds to tell the story of her early life and rise to power through a series of flashbacks. Jim Broadbent plays her husband, Denis Thatcher, and Anthony Head plays deputy prime minister Geoffrey Howe.

USA TODAY’S Claudia Puig says: ½ out of four. “Though not illuminati­ng as a historical biopic, the film features a tour-de-force performanc­e by Meryl Streep. Hers is a flawless portrayal of the conservati­ve British prime minister.”

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By Alex Bailey, The Weinstein Co.

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