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"THE IRON LADY"
(2011) (Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: As former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher enters the latter stages of her life and imagines still interacting with her late husband, we see highlights of her life and political activity.
PLOT:
It's the present day and Margaret Thatcher (MERYL STREEP), Britain's former Prime Minister, spends her days keeping to herself and imagining still spending time and conversing with her late husband, Denis (JIM BROADBENT). Their adult daughter, Carol (OLIVIA COLMAN), worries about her mother's mental state and encourages her to start getting rid of Denis' clothes, an act that floods Margaret with memories of her past.

We then see the progression of young Margaret (ALEXANDRA ROACH) going from working at her father's grocery store through meeting young Denis (HARRY LLOYD) and becoming involved in politics. After an unsuccessful bid, she's elected to Parliament where she opposes the policies of the Labour Government to the point that she later becomes leader of her party and finally Prime Minister. During that, we see her having to deal with various events over the days, ranging from domestic issues such as unemployment to foreign affairs including the defense of the Falkland Islands.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Unless they're interested in the real-life woman and/or are fans of Streep or others in the film, it doesn't seem too likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For some violent images and brief nudity.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • MERYL STREEP plays various ages of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister and steadfast...


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