The Iron Lady


My favorite line?  I’ve put two here because they’re just so good.

Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep

“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. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.”


“With all due respect, sir, I have done battle every single day of my life, and many men have underestimated me before. This lot seem bound to do the same, but they will rue the day.”


The plot:

The life story of Margaret Thatcher.  From childhood to adolescence, marriage to politics, prime minister to heroine.  This film covers her life from Thatcher as an elderly woman dwelling on her life.  Stars Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent.


The actual facts:

The film takes a few liberties with actual events.  The scene where the IRA kill her friend in the parking lot was fiction, she wasn’t there.  There were other female MPs not just her.  Makes for good storytelling though.  Her children in real life have criticized the film for the portrayal of their mother.


Why it makes me think, “F***, got to get moving!”

She was a gutsy women.  A lot of what she said in the film resonated with me.  I felt like she was speaking directly to me sometimes.  I’d love to be someone like her, who is so devoted to becoming someone or doing some thing of great importance.

Margaret Thatcher The Iron Lady


How many times have I watched it?



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