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#650441 - 11th Jan 2012 11:53am The Iron Lady
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Saw the film yesterday. Well worth seeing for many reasons but best to form your own opinion.

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#650442 - 11th Jan 2012 11:57am Re: The Iron Lady [Re: paxvobiscum]
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cheers for that Pax been waiting for some reviews looks like will be watching it now
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#650444 - 11th Jan 2012 12:00pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Ooo I plan to see this, only cos Meryl Streep is awesome and I can imagine her playing it really well after the devil wears prada tease

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#650446 - 11th Jan 2012 12:01pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: GrandMasterFlash]
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not forgetting " Mamma Mia"
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#650476 - 11th Jan 2012 2:01pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: paxvobiscum]
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No I know, and Julie and Julia, and It's Complicated etc etc I just mean I can imagine her playing it well after how she played Miranda Priestly in the devil wears prada tease she's a great actress!

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#650481 - 11th Jan 2012 2:18pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: GrandMasterFlash]
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We saw it yesterday at our local Odeon. Altogether there were 6 people viewing it!

Although I thought Meryl Streep was superb I didn't actually rate the film - far, far too much emphasis on Thatcher's dementia issues.

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#650506 - 11th Jan 2012 3:37pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: Spellbinder]
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i hope that margaret thatcher roasts in all eternity and then some more,keep looking for her Obitchuary i think it will be this year laugh

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#650519 - 11th Jan 2012 4:02pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: micsey]
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They should re-title the film 'That Bitch'

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#650523 - 11th Jan 2012 4:09pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: Spellbinder]
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Originally Posted By: Spellbinder
far, far too much emphasis on Thatcher's dementia issues.


So the film started when she became Prime Minister then! grin

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#650531 - 11th Jan 2012 4:21pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Er, the Topic here is the film, not the person herself...

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#650541 - 11th Jan 2012 4:53pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: paxvobiscum]
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#650577 - 11th Jan 2012 5:56pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: micsey]
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i hope that margaret thatcher roasts in all eternity and then some more,keep looking for her Obituary i think it will be this year laugh


withthat

Haven't seen the film myself. Many reviews say that it sidesteps the controversies of her premiership and focuses more on her personality. Can't see too many people in Yorkshire or the Welsh Valleys watching it.
She may have been a vicious old bag but she certainly made an impact. It quite scary to see Maggie/Meryle Streep staring down from billboards and ads on the sides of buses.

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#650602 - 11th Jan 2012 7:21pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: paxvobiscum]
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You can perhaps ask yourself whether the country is a better or worse place because of the influences of Maggie? I err on the side of better. Sure, she did some things wrong, some very wrong, but nobody can get it right all the time and at the time and later she realised the mistakes and learned from them.

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#650607 - 11th Jan 2012 7:30pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: Snodvan]
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You can perhaps ask yourself whether the country is a better or worse place because of the influences of Maggie? I err on the side of better. Sure, she did some things wrong, some very wrong, but nobody can get it right all the time and at the time and later she realised the mistakes and learned from them.

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Maybe you benefited but a lot of people didn't. Whole industries decimated, communites devestated, finance deregulated to create the mess we're in today. Thatcher did do a lot wrong and very little right.

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#650618 - 11th Jan 2012 7:53pm Re: The Iron Lady [Re: Touchstone]
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[quote=Snodvan]You can perhaps ask yourself whether the country is a better or worse place because of the influences of Maggie? I err on the side of better. Sure, she did some things wrong, some very wrong, but nobody can get it right all the time and at the time and later she realised the mistakes and learned from them.

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