"Actor: Meryl Streep"

  • The Iron Lady [Blu-ray]The Iron Lady | Blu Ray | (23/07/2012) from £8.29   |  Saving you £19.69 (371.51%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, takes a less exuberant tack in this unexpectedly poignant biopic. In the script, written by Shame's Abi Morgan, Lloyd depicts the elderly Dame Thatcher (Streep in a thoroughly convincing performance) as a frail figure replaying key moments in her life while her mind still continues to function. Her trajectory begins with grocer Alfred Roberts (Downton Abbey's Iain Glen), who became the mayor of Grantham, instilling in his daughter, Margaret (Alexandra Roach), a passion for politics. After graduating from Oxford, she felt ready to enter the fray, at which point she met Denis Thatcher (Harry Lloyd), who cheered her along on the road from Parliament to 10 Downing Street, where they lived during her time as Britain's first female prime minister (Jim Broadbent portrays the grey-haired and ghostly Denis). While closing mines, dodging IRA hits, and overseeing a war, the blue-clad titan built alliances with Airey Neave (Nicholas Farrell) and Geoffrey Howe (Anthony Head), but she would lose them both. If her will was strong, she had no time for feminine niceties like conciliation and forgiveness. The film goes on to suggest that she never cultivated the kinds of female friendships that might have sustained her in retirement, though her daughter (Tyrannosaur's Olivia Colman) did what she could. Instead, Denis remained her closest confidante until his departure, after which she had nothing but fading memories. The upshot is an uneasy combination of admiration for her leadership qualities and disappointment in her interpersonal skills. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

  • On Golden Pond / Sophie's Choice [1982]On Golden Pond / Sophie's Choice | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The sunny streets of Brooklyn, just after World War II. A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline); their friendship changes his life. This adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Styron is faithful to the point of being reverential, which is not always the right way to make a film come to life. But director Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men) provides a steady, intelligent path into the harrowing story of Sophie, whose flashback memories of the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp form the backbone of the movie. Streep's exceptional performance--flawless Polish accent and all--won her an Oscar, and effectively raised the standard for American actresses of her generation. No less impressive is Kevin Kline, in his movie debut, capturing the mercurial moods of the dangerously attractive Nathan. The two worlds of Sophie's Choice, nostalgic Brooklyn and monstrous Europe, are beautifully captured by the gifted cinematographer Néstor Almendros, whose work was Oscar-nominated but didn't win. It should have. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Hope Springs [Blu-ray]Hope Springs | Blu Ray | (25/02/2013) from £9.43   |  Saving you £8.56 (47.60%)   |  RRP £17.99

    When Kay hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her sceptical husband, Arnold, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy.

  • She-Devil [1989]She-Devil | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Meet Mary Fisher (Streep). She's got it all:a cliff-side villa overlooking the ocean a wholly satisfying career asia romance novelist and Ruth Patchett's husband. And when Ruth (Barr) discovers that her social-climbing spouse (Ed Begley Jr.) has been spending his time at Mary's pink-and-white-monstrosity-by-the-sea she doesn't just vow to get him back she vows to get even! Setting out to destroy his business accounts -as well as Mary's precious reputation and career - Ruth proves

  • The Deer Hunter [Blu-ray] [1978]The Deer Hunter | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009) from £16.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (32.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The Deer Hunter is an astonishing powerful and vivid epic about three men steelworkers from Pennsylvania whose lives are changed irrevocably in the tragic devastation of the Vietnam war. When Michael Steven and Nick are captured by the Vietcong they are forced to play Russian Roulette by their brutal captors who make bets on their survival. The experience of capture leaves them with terrible physical and spiritual wounds and when Michael returns to Saigon to fulfil an old vow to one of his friends he makes an unexpected horrific discovery. Director Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter won no less than 5 Oscars in 1978 for Best Picture Best Director Best Supporting Actor Best Editing and Best Sound.

  • Marvin's Room [1997]Marvin's Room | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £6.73   |  Saving you £8.26 (55.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Leonardo DiCaprio gives an electrifying performance as the criminally rebellious son in this funny and stirring tale of one family's humor and heartache. Seventeen years ago fiercely independent Lee ((Meryl Streep) left home...and left behind her kindhearted sister Bessie (Diane Keaton) to care for their father Marvin (Hume Cronyn). But now Lee is returning with her teenage son (Leonard DiCaprio) for a homecoming that's sure to turn the entire household upside down! Also starring Ro

  • Dark Matter [DVD]Dark Matter | DVD | (08/08/2011) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (46.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Dark Matter is a gritty thriller based on thetrue story of a tragichigh school shooting.Liu Xing is a gifted Chinese physics student who makes many scientific breakthroughs whilst studying in the US. When political forces at the university prevent him from being put forward for a Nobel Prize, he goes on a terrifying rampage at the campus killing everyone in his way.

  • The Manchurian Candidate [Blu-ray] [2004]The Manchurian Candidate | Blu Ray | (19/01/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Denzel Washington stars as a US Army Major who, growing suspicious about his experience during the Gulf War, uncovers a shocking secret at the heart of the White House.

  • Meryl Streep - It's Complicated/Out Of Africa/Julie & Julia/Kramer Vs Kramer/Postcards From The Edge/Adaptation [DVD]Meryl Streep - It's Complicated/Out Of Africa/Julie & Julia/Kramer Vs Kramer/Postcards From The Edge/Adaptation | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £25.90   |  Saving you £14.09 (35.20%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Titles Comprise: It's Complicated: Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia! The Devil Wears Prada) Steve Martin (The Pink Panther Cheaper By The Dozen) and Alec Baldwin (My Sister's Keeper 30 Rock) star in this hilarious look at marriage divorce and everything in between. With a thriving bakery a new romance and her divorce finally behind her Jane Adler (Streep) has her life all figured out... until her ex-husband Jake (Baldwin) decides he'll stop at nothing to win her back. Out Of Africa: Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land she entertains Denys and befriends the workers. Hatton shares Karen's profound love for the African landscape but is unwilling to sacrifice his independence for their relationship... Julie & Julia: Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. Based on two true stories Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who though separated by time and space are both at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion fearlessness and butter anything is possible. Kramer Vs Kramer: Returning home late from work one night a career-obsessed Ted Kramer is told by his wife that she is leaving him. After a life of being 'somebody's daughter' or 'somebody's wife ' she's going off to find herself - leaving Ted to care for their 6 year-old son. Ted while trying to hold down his job gets to really know his son: cooking his meals taking him to the park understanding every need and fear. For the first time in his life he feels like a fulfilled parent. But then Joanna returns. And she wants her son back... Postcards From The Edge: Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine star as daughter and mother in this wickedly witty expos'' of life in the Hollywood fast lane based on the autobiographical book by Carrie Fisher. Adaptation: Lovelorn screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage) turns to his less talented twin brother Donald (also Cage) for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere...

  • It's Complicated / Ugly Truth [DVD]It's Complicated / Ugly Truth | DVD | (21/03/2011) from £3.49   |  Saving you £21.50 (86.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    It's Complicated: Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious look at marriage divorce and everything in between. With a thriving bakery a new romance and her divorce finally behind her Jane Adler (Streep) has her life all figured out... until her ex-husband Jake (Baldwin) decides he'll stop at nothing to win her back. The Ugly Truth: In The Ugly Truth Katherine Heigl stars as a romantically challenged morning show producer who is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys however lead to an unexpected result. Did You Hear About The Morgans?: Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this delightful comedy about finding love in the most unexpected places. Two successful New Yorkers Paul (Grant) and Meryl (Parker) are at their wit's ends with repairing their strained marriage. But when they become the only witnesses to a brutal murder the police hide them away in Wyoming - together. Now these die hard city dwellers will have to survive the weather bears fresh air and forced time with one another if they want to make it out alive.

  • 3 Classic Award Winning Dramas - Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe / Sophie's Choice / On Golden Pond [1991]3 Classic Award Winning Dramas - Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe / Sophie's Choice / On Golden Pond | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The sunny streets of Brooklyn, just after World War II. A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline); their friendship changes his life. This adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Styron is faithful to the point of being reverential, which is not always the right way to make a film come to life. But director Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men) provides a steady, intelligent path into the harrowing story of Sophie, whose flashback memories of the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp form the backbone of the movie. Streep's exceptional performance--flawless Polish accent and all--won her an Oscar, and effectively raised the standard for American actresses of her generation. No less impressive is Kevin Kline, in his movie debut, capturing the mercurial moods of the dangerously attractive Nathan. The two worlds of Sophie's Choice, nostalgic Brooklyn and monstrous Europe, are beautifully captured by the gifted cinematographer Néstor Almendros, whose work was Oscar-nominated but didn't win. It should have. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Fantastic Mr Fox/ Horton Hears a Who? Double Pack [DVD]Fantastic Mr Fox/ Horton Hears a Who? Double Pack | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £15.81   |  Saving you £0.17 (1.33%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Fantastic Mr FoxThe visually ravishing animated movie Fantastic Mr Fox follows a fox, voiced by George Clooney and dressed in a natty brown corduroy suit, as he cheerfully and recklessly takes his thieving ways a little too far and brings down the wrath of some sour-faced poultry farmers on his family and friends. Based on a book by children's author Roald Dahl (who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach), the movie is the work of Wes Anderson (writer-director of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums), who expanded and elaborated on the original story; the combination is inspired. Anderson's sensibility--his fondness for meticulous compositions, coordinated colours, and narrative filigree--can sometimes seem finicky and stiff in live-action movies, but it's exquisitely suited to the painstaking art of stop-motion animation. Every corner of the screen crackles with visual invention and whimsical humour. The top-notch vocal cast (which also features Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, and others) create vivid personalities that perfectly mesh with the movie's lush colours and luscious textures. Fantastic Mr Fox is an off-beat gem, a giddy mix of adult emotional issues, wild animal behaviour, and childlike delight.--Bret FetzerHorton Hears a WhoDr Seuss's classic 1954 book Horton Hears a Who has entertained generations of children and served as the inspiration for a 26-minute, 1970 television special Dr Seuss's Horton Hears a Who and the 2000 Broadway musical "Seussical: The Musical". This 2008, full-length animated movie features the voice talents of Jim Carrey as Horton, Steve Carell as the Mayor of Whoville, Carol Burnett as the Kangaroo, and Jesse McCartney as JoJo and promises to delight a whole new generation of children and their parents and grandparents. The technological wonders of computer animation have allowed 20th Century Fox Animation to bring to life the wacky, colourful Whoville with its minute inhabitants and the lush Jungle of Nool with its host of distinctive animals and the result is a rich, fantastical world of wonder worthy of Dr Seuss' own imagination. All the major plot elements of Dr Seuss' book are present, with Horton hearing the faint cry for help from a tiny dust speck atop a small clover and doing his best to protect the inhabitants of that small civilisation of Whoville despite the disbelief, disdain, and persecution of his fellow animals. The feel of Dr Seuss' original rhyming prose is partially preserved in the sparse narration by Charles Osgood that's interspersed throughout the film's dialogue and the overarching themes of staying true to one's convictions and the celebration of the power of perseverance, imagination and kindness come through loud and clear. Horton Hears a Who is a fun rendering of a classic Dr Seuss story that's sure to entertain viewers of all ages. --Tami Horiuchi

  • It's Complicated [Blu-ray]It's Complicated | Blu Ray | (10/05/2010) from £12.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (48.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Writer/director Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want", "Something's Gotta Give", "The Holiday") directs Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in "It's Complicated", a comedy about love, divorce and everything in between.

  • Julie and Julia [Blu-ray]Julie and Julia | Blu Ray | (08/03/2010) from £10.09   |  Saving you £12.90 (56.10%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Based on Julie Powell's book "Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen." Julie recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' and how she enlivened her spirit in the process!

  • 27 Dresses/The Devil Wears Prada [DVD]27 Dresses/The Devil Wears Prada | DVD | (21/04/2014) from £3.59   |  Saving you £6.40 (178.27%)   |  RRP £9.99

    27 DressesKatherine Heigl (Knocked Up Grey's Anatomy) finds the perfect fit in this sexy stylish film from the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada. Sassy smart single Jane (Heigl) is the perfect friend - but looking after other people's perfect moments can sometimes land you in hot water especially when you have friends to please a sister's wedding to organise a boss you secretly love and a handsome stranger thrown into the mix! What's a girl to do? Discover how Jane juggles life love laughter a wardrobe of dresses and multiple weddings in this fabulous feel good film. With an all-star cast including Ed Burns (The Holiday She's the One) and James Marsden (Enchanted X-Men) 27 Dresses is this season's must-have accessory. Devil Wears PradaBased on the hilarious best-selling novel this stylish and funny movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway is a sensational must-see. As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Streep) young Andy Sachs (Hathaway) has landed a job that a million girls would die for. Unfortunately her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda's personal whipping girl just might be the death of her! Featuring stand-out performances by Stanley Tucci (The Terminal) who comes to the rescue for Andy's fashionable transformation and Emily Blunt (My Summer of Love) as the 1st catty assistant who shows her the ropes... The Devil Wears Prada is a fresh funny fabulous masterpiece. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are sensationally entertaining in every way.

  • Dancing At Lughnasa [1998]Dancing At Lughnasa | DVD | (28/01/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This affecting, bittersweet tale--adapted from Brian Friel's semi-autobiographical Tony Award-winning play--examines the emotional lives of the five unmarried Mundy sisters in 1936 rural Ireland. In their mutual care is eight-year-old Michael (sweetly understated Darrell Johnston), the illegitimate son of youngest sister Christina (Braveheart's Catherine McCormack). A voice-over from the adult Michael recalls that significant summer, in the month of August, during the feast of Lughnasa. The bolder townsfolk dance around a fire to Lugh, an ancient god of light. Yes, this is fiercely Roman Catholic Ireland and Lugh a pagan god, but that irony is at the core of the film: the hypocrisy of tradition. The dramatic change in the richly metaphoric movie comes with the arrival of two men: eldest sibling--and only Mundy brother--Jack (Michael Gambon), a priest returning from many years in Africa, now addled, and Christine's long-absent lover and Michael's father, the charmingly flighty Gerry (Rhys Ifans). Beautiful music and excellent performances highlight the film, which also features gorgeous cinematography of the Irish countryside. Meryl Streep is stern eldest sister Kate; Kathy Burke is lively Maggie; Brid Brennan (who appeared in the stage play) is thoughtful caretaker Agnes; and Sophie Thompson is simple sweet Rose. It's a quiet film, but one filled with ironic and haunting meaning. Directed by Pat O'Connor (Circle of Friends). --N.F. Mendoza, Amazon.com

  • Out of Africa [Blu-ray]Out of Africa | Blu Ray | (24/01/2011) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (32.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Robert Redford and Meryl Streep star in this acclaimed motion picture from Oscar Winning director Sydney Pollack. This masterfully crafted breathtakingly produced story of love and loss earned Oscars for Best Picture Director Screenplay Art Direction and Sound. Out Of Africa is one of the screen's greatest epic romances and tells the fascinating true story of Karen Blixen (Streep) a strong-willed woman who with her philandering husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) runs a coffee plantation in Kenya circa 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land it's people and a mysterious hunter (Redford).

  • Adaptation/Being John Malkovich [1999]Adaptation/Being John Malkovich | DVD | (02/06/2008) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-0.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This boxset contains the following films: Adaptation (Dir. Spike Jonze) (2003): Lovelorn screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage) turns to his less talented twin brother Donald (also Cage) for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere... Being John Malkovich (Dir. Spike Jonze) (1999): While between jobs master puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) takes a job as a filing clerk in an office building in New York City. One day he discovers a strange door behind a filing cabinet a door which takes him into the mind of John Malkovich for 15 minutes then dumps him out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. But what can one do with such a portal? Soon Craig is telling others sharing this unique experience. For an admission fee perhaps.

  • Mamma Mia! - Augmented Reality Edition [DVD]Mamma Mia! - Augmented Reality Edition | DVD | (23/04/2012) from £7.20   |  Saving you £10.78 (256.06%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The delirious sight of Meryl Streep leading a river of multigenerational women singing "Dancing Queen" is one of the high points of Mamma Mia!, the musical built around the songs of the hugely popular pop group ABBA. The plot sets in motion when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls), daughter of Donna (Streep), sends a letter to three men, inviting them to her wedding--because after reading her mother's diary, she suspects that one of them is her father. When all three arrive at the Greek island where Donna runs a hotel, Donna flips out and finds that passions she thought she'd laid aside are coming back to life. But let's face it, the plot is not the point--it's a ridiculous contrivance that provides an excuse for the characters to sing the massive hits of ABBA. Regrettably, first-time film director Phyllida Lloyd (who directed the original stage production) has drawn over-the-top performances from everyone involved, even Streep; every production number hammers its exuberance into your eyeballs. Which is too bad, because Mamma Mia! is a rarity: A middle-aged love story. The kids start things off, but the story is really about Streep and the three guys (former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, former Mr. Darcy Colin Firth, and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard), as well as Donna's best friends (Christine Baranski, best known from the TV show Cybill, and Julie Walters, Calendar Girls). It's a romantic comedy aimed at the people who were around when all these songs were new, and that's an age group Hollywood largely ignores. For that alone, Mamma Mia! deserves to find an audience. --Bret Fetzer

  • Mamma Mia! [DVD]Mamma Mia! | DVD | (23/01/2012) from £7.96   |  Saving you £-4.34 (-119.90%)   |  RRP £3.62

    Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world. Pierce Brosnan Colin Firth Stellan Skarsgrd Christine Baranski Julie Walters Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper join Streep in Mamma Mia - a celebration of a mother a daughter and three possible fathers! An independent single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends - practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski) - from her one-time backing band Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own... On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic magical hours new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

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