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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.
Why Is The Iron Lady Rated PG-13?
The Iron Lady is rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity.
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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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Meryl Streep transformed herself into Julia Child in Julie & Julia. Other actors have taken on the challenge of portraying well-known political leaders: See Helen Mirren in The Queen (watch also as Michael Sheen becomes Prime Minister Tony Blair), Frank Langella as the disgraced America President in Frost/Nixon (Michael Sheen stars in this one too, as journalist David Frost), and Collin Firth as the stuttering royal in The King’s Speech.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: The Iron Lady
Release Date: 10 April 2012
The Iron Lady releases to home video with the following extras:
- Feature film in Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy
- The Making of The Iron Lady
- Recreating the Young Margaret Thatcher
- Battle in the House of Commons
- Costume Design: Pearls and Power Suits
- Denis: The Man Behind the Woman