Thursday, November 17, 2011

Late Night Trailers: The Iron Lady


This past weekend, a friend asked over dinner if I was at all excited about seeing Meryl Streep play Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.  On Saturday, I must confess that I answered with a very taciturn sort of "not really" and then some rumblings about seeing it any way out of some obligation to my own odd seasonal obsessions.  What had been making the rounds was a lot of talk about a lack of authenticity to the story.  Granted, I don't know much about what it was like to live in Thatcher's England (though I've certainly read and seen a fair amount opposing it), but I must say the trailer is surprisingly lively and appears to be much more promising as an overall film than the next great Streep performance I was chalking it up as being.  

While it does appear to be relying on some of what made The King's Speech sell last year (and this could certainly be trickery), I will now confess that I'm definitely curious.  That's all you'll get from me.  

2 comments:

  1. i like the poster, but if its using Kings Speech gimmicks, COUNT ME OUT..ugh i hate it when movies LIE TO ME...>:'(

    ps...was ms Thatcher well liked or not?

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  2. I used to think she was fairly respected, but so much of what I hear these days paints her in an incredibly negative light. Hard to say though, I'm in the wrong country...:)

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