British Prime Minister, David Cameron has called into question the timing of the release of “The Iron Lady,” the movie depicting the life of one of his predecessors, Margaret Thatcher.
The BBC reports that despite Cameron applauding Meryl Streep’s performance as the former Conservative leader, he appeared baffled as to why the movie was released now, telling one of the broadcaster’s radio stations:
“It is a film much more about ageing and elements of dementia rather than about an amazing prime minister.
“My sense was a great piece of acting, a staggering piece of acting, but a film I wish they could have made another day.”
Though it contains flashbacks to her rule, the film is largely set in the present, showing an ageing Thatcher struggling with mental issues. However, Cameron is not the only person to have criticised the film with left-leaning reviewers having some harsh words.
A column written by Liz Hoggard in the Guardian questioned whether the film was a white-wash of Thatcher, noting that opposition to her politics scarcely appears in the movie and that Union leaders and protesters are depicted as thugs.
Additionally, the movie doesn’t even seem to have struck a chord with Thatcher’s own family. Another report in the Guardian said that the former Prime Minister’s family didn’t even take up the offer to view an early screening of the film.
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