Three years after their international hit Mamma Mia!
, director Phyllida Lloyd and actress Meryl Streep reteam for The Iron Lady
, a stuffy biopic of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher that couldn’t be more different from a frothy musical built around the hits of ABBA. But unfortunately, the audience for The Iron Lady
will probably leave the theater in a sleepy state, rather than riding the euphoric, feel-good buzz that results from Streep singing “Dancing Queen.”
The screenplay by Abi Morgan tries to breathe some life into the standard, all-inclusive biopic by skipping back and forth between the young woman’s rise to power and scenes...