This one’s guaranteed to stir up some strong emotions. Personally I’m torn: I hate Thatcherism but I love Meryl Streep, so my face is fluctuating between pleasure and disgust. I think it’s an overly sympathetic portrayal of Thatcher and focuses on her as a woman and figure rather than how divisive her policies and her party were. Check out that soundtrack though – is this a superhero movie?
Politics aside, Streep seems to have nailed the voice and the mannerism so acutely that it’s actually quite frightening and it’s likely to scoop an armful of awards probably spear-headed by a Daily Mail campaign.