Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Iron Lady

2011, 108m, Meryl Streep

The subject matter of a film is as important as how well it is made, and often determines the viewing decision. This is a biopic about Margaret Thatcher which thoroughly brings to life the persona of this evolved and charismatic individual of character. It gives us a glimpse of the events and tumultuous times when she was in office and also an insight into the system of governance and quality of leadership which has been responsible for the power, influence and achievements of this small country. Meryl Streep, with her monumental talent, has captred her subject in all dimensions, from spirit to mannerism. Cinematically, there may be elements of simplisticism, but cinema, like books, is a medium of education, as much as a pure art form, and this was time usefully spent.


Seongyong Cho said...

As the medium of education, it may work well. But I think we can learn about Thatcher in a far shorter time from Wikipedia than this film. In addition, the drama feels tepid and the movie does not do much for its central performance.

S. M. Rana said...

Well, I was refreshed that there was a Falkland war. I did feel that Streep gave a three dimensional portrayal of Thatcher.Incidentaly, a worth while history slice.