Florence Foster Jenkins

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: August 12, 2016
DVD/Blu-ray: December 13, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.14
based on 74 votes and 30 reviews
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Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda

Inspiration: Florence Foster Jenkins

Synopsis

The true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), who in the early 1900s, obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer—despite having a singing voice that was so out of tune and unable to hit the right notes that people found it hilarious.

Supported by her younger partner, actor St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), she mostly performed concerts for friends, but in 1944, she staged a public performance at the famed Carnegie Hall, that quickly sold out.

Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Tracey Seaward, Michael Kuhn
Screenplay: Nicholas Martin
Official Site: FlorenceFosterJenkinsFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "A wonderful blend of hilarity & tenderness."
  • 5 stars "We all need to laugh. Meryl Streep is superb as FFJ! Hugh Grant doesn't even have to act- the rôle is natural for Mr Grant of Chiopin fame in the classic beaut film : "Impromptu"! As for the pianist, well chosen! Curious if he actually performed himself, as it appeared he did. His face, serious or comic, brings tears of laughter to many eyes!"
  • 1 star "I'm a Meryl Streep fan but this movie was so boring. A real disappointment."