“The Iron Lady” - no woman can better suit this description, than Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first, and so far, only woman Prime Minister. The embodiment of unwavering will, resilience, and determination, Margaret created history, by proving that being a woman was no reason to hold her back from holding one of the world’s most respected designations. With the award-winning Meryl Streep portraying the titular character, the film manages to perfect the daunting portrayal that it attempts.
With Phyllida Lloyd at the film’s directorial helm, we are taken on the riveting journey of the life of Margaret, starting from her days as a revolutionary young student, to her brave role in the controversial 17-day period preceding the Falkland’s War in 1982. It soon becomes clear that Margaret’s amazing success and inspirational story cannot be attributed to a royal lineage, sheer luck, or good fate. Rather, it is a result of her invincible spirit and her firm belief in her abilities.
This captivating biography serves as an inspiration to the viewers, making them believe in themselves, and pursue their dreams, no matter how unattainable they might seem! Meryl Streep sat in the House of Commons to experience what a day in the lives of the British MPs is like, which is just one of the many steps that have gone into the perfection of this film. If the gravitas of the human spirit, and the inspirational tales of legends entrance and inspire you, then you are sure to love this movie. This is a story that you will wish to revisit, once the credits roll!