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Watch: Meryl Streep Channels 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher

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There's already plenty of Oscar buzz around Meryl Streep's forthcoming turn as former British Prime Minister and Ronald Reagan pal Margaret Thatcher.

This brief trailer, which shows "Thatcher" being groomed for her political rise, helps explain why: Streep's portrayal is terrifying in its accuracy and will no doubt bring back plenty of bad memories of Thatcher's reign.

Watch The Iron Lady trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Sinead said it well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n14lwdpYkAA

    Posted by: JP | Jul 7, 2011 5:55:24 PM


  2. A January 2012 release doesn't bode well for Oscar recognition. Unless they plan a Christmas day release in LA and NY, January and February are where movies go to die. Perhaps this may end up being a big turkey of a movie. No disrespect to MS of course. She HAS acted the hell out of some pretty lame movies.

    Posted by: JeffIn LA | Jul 7, 2011 6:13:35 PM


  3. Jeff: It likely will released in LA/NewYork/Toronto on Xmas Day and then wide-released in January.

    Her social conservatism was a turn-off, but Thatcher literally dragged the British economy from national Detroit-like conditions into the modern age. It had to be done, regardless of her insufferable know-it-all personality.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Jul 7, 2011 8:46:54 PM


  4. John: The score is by Clint Mansell from the film "Moon," starring Sam Rockwell and a disembodied Kevin Spacey. It's worth checking out.

    Posted by: Jason | Jul 7, 2011 10:54:53 PM


  5. Does this make any sense - "Liberals support marriage equality, thus their economic policies are always right."? No, it doesn't.

    Conservativism, especially in the States, has gone off the rails and is a joke right now. There was a time, though, that Liberal economic policy was just as sufficating and dogmatic as the right has become today.

    Margret Thatcher, quite painfully, forced the UK into becoming a modern economy. A lot of people suffered for it, but refusing to change because your afraid of some pain is a recipe for stagnation. That doesn't mean that every position that she had was good - far from it, but she wasn't a monster.

    If you disagree with me, that's fine. Please take "the gay" out of equation though. It was nothing to do with validity of Keynesian vs Austrian economic theory.

    Posted by: JR | Jul 7, 2011 11:11:08 PM


  6. "but Thatcher literally dragged the British economy from national Detroit-like conditions into the modern age. It had to be done, regardless of her insufferable know-it-all personality. "

    No, she did not. This is unequivocally false.

    I don't know how it can be any clearer - Britain's post-war economic stewardship has been utterly abysmal, regardless of political orientation. I'm not sure there was ever a viable long-term solution, but that doesn't change the fact that no leader ever emerged with a semblance of economic sense.

    Posted by: Natz | Jul 8, 2011 2:03:52 PM


  7. @Jason - Britain has never been tied with Portugal on GDP per head. At least not since the 15th century. Please see the following link, which shows that the UK's GDP was double that of Portugal in 1979 & actually narrowed under Thatcher.

    www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP98-64.pdf

    Also, London being the capital of the financial world is nothing to crow about. Finance is fickle & easy to relocate. Thatcher destroyed Britain's manufacturing base & the country will probably not recover from this in either of our lifetimes.

    Posted by: Robert | Jul 9, 2011 1:16:34 AM


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