All the times Meryl Streep was totally and completely 'overrated'.

Ugh. Meryl Streep. Isn’t she just the worst?

No talent. No wit. No class. And if you don’t agree with me, I have the King of Truth and Twitter, Donald J. Trump, on my side. So there.

Because the living breathing version of Lord Voldemort King Trump has shed light on the fact that Meryl Streep is totally and completely overrated, why not take a trip down memory lane, and revisit all the ways she’s deeply disappointed us over the years?

1. The Devil Wears Prada

Remember when Streep played a kick-ass magazine editor so damn well we we’re all simultaneously terrified and awestruck?

Um… I mean… she won a Golden Globe for the performance too, but umm, was still totally overrated like Trump said. Um. Yeah. Um… let’s just skip to the next one and forget I ever mentioned this.

2. Kramer vs. Kramer

Won an Academy Award, won a Golden Globe, paved her way into the world’s collective heart forever and ever.

But, like… so what? I made a Carbonara from scratch last night and won a hula-hooping competition in Year 5. That’s basically the same thing.

3. Mamma Mia

What about the time when critics praised Streep for being “crucial to transforming what could have been a weak soap opera into a vibrant work of historical fiction implicitly critiquing postwar America’s stifling culture of domesticity”?

She did turn what could’ve been a saccharine la-la musical into a $609 million box office hit, and created a smash hit soundtrack out of it, but no big deal, you guys. Nothing to see here. Just more of Meryl Streep being totally not even that good.


4. Angels in America

Streep only won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in one of the most critically acclaimed television miniseries of our time.

I don’t know why everyone keeps talking about it. I could do that too. So could King Trump – we all know how many awards he won for his cameo appearance in Home Alone 2, a film that received a stellar rating of 24/100 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Oh, wait. That was zero. He won zero awards.

5. Julie & Julia

SURE, Streep won a Critics’ Choice Award and a Golden Globe for her role as chef Julia Child but… erm…

Okay, fine – she was totally bloody awesome and I may or may not have cried tears of pure bloody happiness.

6. Her Wikipedia page

We’d be here all day if I went through every way Meryl Streep has impressed us, so let’s just remember this:

Meryl Streep has been nominated for (and won) so many goddamn awards, her Wikipedia page has been split in two – the list of her achievements is so lengthy it simply doesn’t fit on the one page.


I bet my kidney her trophy cabinet is bigger than my entire apartment.

But, yeah, Trump. She’s so totally overrated, isn’t she? Totally.

What’s your favourite Meryl Streep movie?