Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being roundly ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, her lack of pitch, and her aberrant pronunciation. This true story comedy-drama is from director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and co-stars Hugh Grant.

Best Makeup / Hair, 2017 BAFTAs
2016Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language110 minsUK
ComedyDramaMusicTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Stephen Frears ('The Queen', 'High Fidelity', 'Philomena', 'Dangerous Liasons')
Writer:
Nicholas Martin
Cast:
Meryl StreepHugh GrantRebecca FergusonSimon Helberg

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Florence Foster Jenkins / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

From High Fidelity to The Queen, British director Stephen Frears has a knack for crafting crowd-pleasers. His latest relates the amazing-but-true tale of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy, New York socialite, convinced she’s a chanteuse, despite being about as tuneful as a cement-mixer. Yet her dire singing gained huge popularity in the 1940s, culminating, in a case of colossal cash over tiny talent, with a full-blown concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Variety

Variety

An audience picture first and foremost: one wholly sympathetic to its eponymous subject’s delusional drive to delight crowds with or without the requisite artistry.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Stephen Frears works the material and his terrific cast to perfection, eliciting empathy and sympathy...

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Time Out

Time Out

Meryl Streep continues her run of screw-the-Oscars movies with this ridiculously watchable comedy.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A delicious, finger-tingling comedy about the creative instinct that makes your heart want to squawk with joy.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A gentle and charming entertainment.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The awful truth about Florence Foster Jenkins doesn't fully emerge until we're well into Stephen Frears' exuberant if predictable bio-pic...

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Stuff

Stuff

An entertaining yarn, very competently put together, with more than a few decent laughs, that won't disappoint anyone it appeals to.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A modestly enjoyable crowd-pleaser, but it ultimately feels smaller than its subject, a deeply conventional portrait of a highly unconventional woman.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fizzy, funny, period dramedy with top-notch performances...

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