We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If you are fascinated with Alzheimer's or are in love with Meryl Streep's phenomenal talents playing an Alzheimer's patient, see Iron Lady. If you have any interest in Margaret Thatcher as a person or leader of Great Britain, don't expect any of that in this movie. The non-Alzheimer's flashbacks probable amount to less than 20% of this disjointed movie, and are designed to conceal any utility of her policies or actions, such as when she is portrayed as viciously attacking the poor Argentinians despite the advice of her admirals.
In short, it is clear that Mrs. T and her politics were repugnant to the writers and producers, who are using Streep's fabulous talents in one of the more effective hatchet jobs (fortunately, the hatchet was so blunt the agenda is obvious to all).
The ins and outs of what it referred to as Great Britain, England, British Isles, and the dozen or so other names for political divisions in that area of the world are a maze. Although Obummer should have known better than to make reference to the English Embassy (or whatever it was he recently screwed up), I cut him some slack on it (however, we all know the uproar that would have ensued if that cretin George W. Bush had made that mistake.
As for the movie, when I heard that MT was going to be played by Meryl Streep, I knew I would never see it. As it was, it would have been unlikely for me to see it anyway given Hollywood's track record in being true to what actually happened when depicting actual events.
"In short, it is clear that Mrs. T and her politics were repugnant to the writers and producers, who are using Streep's fabulous talents in one of the more effective hatchet jobs (fortunately, the hatchet was so blunt the agenda is obvious to all)."
Not surprised as this seems par for Hollywood produced 'history' themed movies.