Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

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Average of 95 ratings: 3.2 Stars

2016 M Contains coarse language.

From acclaimed director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) and starring Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins tells the true story of a New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice Florence Foster Jenkins heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her manager and partner, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, he knew it was only a matter of time before her beautiful dream would be shattered.

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Duration
130 minutes

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Screen Format
2.39:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Subtitles
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive for the visually impaired

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3 by Cee Cee

A great story of people making allowances for someone who is likeable and sincere. I wonder though if people would have indulged her if she had not been so rich and generous?

5 by addy

I loved this movie. Meryl Streep make the smart choice of playing it straight, instead of going for cheap laughs, which works brilliantly. Florence is never made a fool of in this film, so the comedy... Read more

4 by BaileyB

A really good film, acted brilliantly by Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. There's much more to the main character than you see in the trailers. Meryl manages to sing badly so well.

5 by jennismum

Let me say, first off, that i am not a Meryl Streep fan. However I thought she was excellent in this, it was absorbing and poignant. Not wildly funny but all the characters were played very well and... Read more

3.5 by OrangePeko

What you can do if you're wealthy _and_ likable. Great acting, and a daft, if amusing, plot that's based on a true story. I appreciate that music was her life, but it's a shame her character wasn't more developed.

3 by kcr

It is a true story. For more than 25 years she used her inherited fortune to support a group call the Verdi Club and also paid money to various Opera Productions in New York. She sang badly however... Read more

5 by Watcher

This shows a person who is truly lovable and loved and all who came into her life supported her to live her dream, generous to a fault and in spite of extreme adversity Meryl Streep once again...NAILED... Read more

5 by Riverspastor

This film has become the film of the year for me. I have already seen it 4 times (twice in the movies and twice on DVD). "Florence Foster Jenkins" contains all the elements of a great movie, but then... Read more