It’s… probably going to suck.
Claire Berlinski has it right, I think: it doesn’t quite ring true for Maggie Thatcher. The family’s also reportedly not happy about the script. So, my remaining hopes on it not sucking are now reduced to:
- Early trailers often make a movie that doesn’t suck look like it sucks.
- Meryl Streep has sufficient professional pride (and enough of a healthy desire to not wreck her largely apolitical professional reputation) to not do a hack job.
Neither hope is precisely forlorn, but it doesn’t look good.