PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Meryl Streep earned $1,000,000 for her work in this film, however, she donated her entire salary to the Women's History Museum.
Young Denis Thatcher:
Margaret, will you marry me?
Young Denis Thatcher: Well?
Young Margaret Thatcher: Yes. Yes!
Young Denis Thatcher: What?
Young Margaret Thatcher: I love you so much but, I will never be one of those women, Denis. Who stays silent and pretty on the arm of her husband. Or remote and alone in the kitchen - doing the washing up, for that matter.
Young Denis Thatcher: ...
In the Cabinet scene during the power cut, Thatcher says that the leader of the miners had called for the army to revolt. This had actually been said by Mick McGahey, vice-president of the National Union of Mineworkers. The leader, Joe Gormley, was a much more moderate figure.
$220,409 (USA) (1 January 2012)