There’s a big, built-in problem with the Motion Picture Association of America’s contested decision to slap “Bully,” a documentary about kids battering kids, with an R rating, and it’s a problem of which powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein and a growing lineup of Hollywood stars are well aware.
Do we learn anything about Margaret Thatcher from Abi Morgan’s screenplay? And more important, will anyone born after Thatcher’s 11 years in office learn anything about her brand of conservatism and its effects?
At least you know when you ask an Oscar-winning actress to be your commencement speaker that she probably won’t botch her lines, but will she actually have anything of value to say, or will she just spend 90 minutes exploring the nuances of her “craft”? (continued)