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The Iron Lady

Powerhouse actress Meryl Streep takes on the challenge of reinventing herself as another formidable woman -- Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This biographical drama looks at what it takes to earn a name like The Iron Lady. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 13 Jan 2012
Video Release: 10 Apr 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Iron Lady Rated PG-13?

Violence: Newsreel footage included in the movie shows violent clashes between angry citizens and the police, graphic pictures of people who are dead and/or wounded, and the corpses of horses killed by an explosion. Characters narrowly escape injury when a hotel is bombed. Strikers and demonstrators mob political leaders. A car bomb kills a man. A family hides under a table during a bombing raid.

Sexual Content: Newsreel footage briefly shows a couple of topless women. A seamstress adjusts the bodice of a woman’s evening gown (some cleavage is shown). Men using urinals are seen from behind.

Language: The script includes frequent mild expletives and infrequent moderate profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol frequently, both in social settings and privately. Some smoking is shown. A woman is accused of drinking too much.

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