Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

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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, 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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Variety

Variety

press

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

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

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Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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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

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A gentle and charming entertainment.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

3.0
0

Genre labels shape your expectations of a movie but they are also manipulated by promoters to influence audience response. Both Marguerite (2016) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) are being sold as “hilarious comedies” whereas in reality they both tell a sad story of self-deception and mental frailty, albeit in funny ways. Marguerite is a comedy of...

4.0
0

Cinema is all about story and spectacle. Not much story here; no real fight to win, no odds to be surmounted, or victory to be sacrificially won. The spectacle on the other hand is Streep and Grant who both give outstanding performances which sadly are inconsequential given how poor the story really is.

2.0
0

If you are a fan of Meryl Streep, you won't be disappointed. This is a wonderful film and I too thought that "Mcmoon" outshone Hugh in a few scenes but Hugh kept his character together.well. Costumes and time period really made for nostalgia especially the end credits giving details about the real people. .

5.0
0

Movies are about entertainment, and this film certainly fits the bill.

0

Such a great film, interesting and entertaining, highly recommended.

5.0
0

a humorous adaptation of the life of disillusioned 'would be' opera singer whose fantasies are brought to life with the help of friends and associates. Meryl Streep's performance is her usual brilliance while Simon Helberg as McMoon tends to outshine Hugh Grant

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A gentle and charming entertainment.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

Genre labels shape your expectations of a movie but they are also manipulated by promoters to influence audience response. Both Marguerite (2016) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) are being sold as “hilarious comedies” whereas in reality they both tell a sad story of self-deception and mental frailty, albeit in funny ways. Marguerite is a comedy of...

4.0
0

Cinema is all about story and spectacle. Not much story here; no real fight to win, no odds to be surmounted, or victory to be sacrificially won. The spectacle on the other hand is Streep and Grant who both give outstanding performances which sadly are inconsequential given how poor the story really is.

2.0
0

If you are a fan of Meryl Streep, you won't be disappointed. This is a wonderful film and I too thought that "Mcmoon" outshone Hugh in a few scenes but Hugh kept his character together.well. Costumes and time period really made for nostalgia especially the end credits giving details about the real people. .

5.0
0

Movies are about entertainment, and this film certainly fits the bill.

0

Such a great film, interesting and entertaining, highly recommended.

5.0
0

a humorous adaptation of the life of disillusioned 'would be' opera singer whose fantasies are brought to life with the help of friends and associates. Meryl Streep's performance is her usual brilliance while Simon Helberg as McMoon tends to outshine Hugh Grant

4.0
0