Also unfortunate are the Blu-ray extras. The movie comes with a DVD and digital copy, as well as some behind the scenes pieces. The first of these, which runs approximately 12 minutes, is actually rather interesting and details how the film was made, going into several different areas. Smaller behind-the-scenes featurettes choose single subjects (Streep, Broadbent, filming in the House of Commons) and have a horrible tendency to recycle material used in that longer piece. After watching the 12 minute piece, watching the shorter ones feels like watching a repeat.
Margaret Thatcher lived an incredible life and ran one of the most powerful governments in the world for more than a decade. Telling her tale can't need to be as boring as The Iron Lady makes it out. I appreciate the desire to not simply go from Thatcher as a child thru to adulthood and then old age, but there has to be a better way to tell the story than as a series of jumbled flashbacks.