I've been thinking about The Iron Lady. Namely, the more I think about it, the less it seems like a good thing and the more I see it being a fiasco. At the moment, it's sight-unseen the odds-on favorite to land Meryl Streep another nomination and perhaps her long-in-the-works third win. But is it really? Again, nobody's seen the movie yet. We've been drawing these conclusions only on press stills and a very short teaser that showcases that yes, Streep can look and sound like Margaret Thatcher. Mimicry is not necessarily Oscar poison (they like it a lot, actually), but we don't really know yet if there's a real performance here. Namely most of my fear comes from the director's chair, which is filled by Phylida "I can point a camera somewhere, therefore I am a director!" Lloyd. Lloyd previously "directed" Streep in Mamma Mia, and though she was easily the best part of that over-lit, Pierce-Brosnan-belting disaster, it wasn't so much of a performance so much as Streep merrily gallivanting around a Greek island. Are we certain we can get a legitimate performance here too?
What are your thoughts on this one? Does it make you nervous too?