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Movie review: Streep can't save superficial 'Iron Lady'

This biopic fails to explore personal life of Margaret Thatcher

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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:01 am

The same problems that plagued "La Vie en Rose," starring Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, exist in "The Iron Lady," a biopic about Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep as the former British prime minister. While both films feature strong performances from strong actresses playing strong, real-life women, the scripts are weakened by going strictly by the numbers.

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