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Hope Springs – fine acting but a tedious script

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 14th September 2012

No matter what part she’s playing, Meryl Streep is one of the most watchable actresses around. From monstrous magazine editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada to Mrs Thatcher in The Iron Lady, she’s always charismatic and convincing. And it’s the same in Hope Springs, her latest movie. Here she stars as suburban wife and mother Kay, who is devoted to her grumpy husband Arnold but realises that after ...keep reading

The Iron Lady – a tough film to watch

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 8th January 2012

The Iron Lady should come with a health warning. Yes, Meryl Streep gives the performance of a lifetime as Lady Thatcher (all other contenders for the Oscar might as well give up now) but if one of your loved ones has dementia it’s a very tough film to watch. “That was a bit hard to cope with,” whispered my husband as he left the cinema at top speed. I looked ...keep reading