All you had to do was hear the phrase "Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher" to know the performance would be Oscar-worthy, and indeed, it ended up earning the actress her third Academy Award.
In reteaming with "Mamma Mia!" director Phyllida Lloyd, the actress plays the only female prime minister England has had to date ... a situation that posed multitudes of challenges in dealing with those who were used to British rule as it had long existed. Jim Broadbent appears as Thatcher's husband, whose spirit helped guide her, in a supporting cast that also includes Richard E. Grant and Anthony Head. DVD extras: five "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13: AS, N) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun