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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..20 January 2013

The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep as the first female British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, what can I say. I assumed this was going to be a biography on film, based on fact, how wrong was I. Meryl Streep was outstanding as Mrs Thatcher, particularly the elderly Mrs Thatcher, the film however was dreadful, the storyline was confusing and the film kept moving from past to present, present to past. It was based on some fact, but not enough to make it worth watching.

The film portrayed Mrs Thatcher like a dementia patient, talking to a long dead Dennis who then talked back to her. I know nothing about what Mrs Thatcher is like now but surely she could not be happy with her portrayal in this movie. As the longest-serving British Prime Minster of the 20th century I can’t help but think she deserved better, there was no reverence in this movie whatsoever. Love her or hate her, she is a significant character in modern British history.

Tonight I watched Master Chef The Professionals, the jury is still out, I am not sure whether I will be able to get into this program. Marco Pierre White may be the greatest chef in the world but I do not like watching people being yelled out, his manner is disrespectful. I am no chef so this may be a true reflection of what things are like in a restaurant kitchen, if that is the case I am glad I am a strata manager. If I had spoken to our cooks that way when we were in business I would have been looking for new staff every week.

Tomorrow is Monday and my day off, today I have taped the movie Nicholas and Alexandra about the last Russian Tsar and his family, my kind of movie. I am quite looking forward to  a few hours on the couch tomorrow watching this very long movie. Bugger, I just remembered, I have to do the washing and ironing as well.

Thank you for reading.

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