Director: Phyllida Lloyd. Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Olivia Colman. 105 min. Rated PG-13. UK/France. Drama/Biography.
First things first: the film's trailer makes the huge mistake of advertising it as a biographical history lesson of Britain's Thatcher era; while this is anything but. It's about what any leader goes through: how they make tough decisions entirely alone, and live with the emotional and personal consequences for the rest of their lives. In effect, a large portion of this well-scripted/well-directed film contemplates on Thatcher during her older years, as she reflects upon her past, while even her senile dementia isn't safe from decades-old stress. Streep's performance is (again) breathtaking, especially at portraying the older Thatcher.
Best Quote: "Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become, habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think ... we become."