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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 110 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
  • UK release: 6 May 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is a wealthy, cultured New York socialite, who insists on performing as a soprano in spite of a total inability to sing. Streep throws herself endearingly into the role, Grant is wonderful as her debonair husband and Frears keeps a confident balance of uproarious laughs and genuine pathos.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Directed by Stephen Frears and with a stellar cast including Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant – this is the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite being known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone, her aberrant pronunciation, and her generally very poor singing ability.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

2 May 20164 stars

Meryl Streep is typically divine as the socialite singer who became a legend for the wrong reasons

Listening to any less-than-brilliant soprano screech her way through Mozart’s insane ‘Queen of the Night’s Aria’ can set teeth vibrating. Hearing the obliviously awful Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) perform it as if possessed by a tortured cat…

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