Florence Foster Jenkins

110 mins
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Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being... More

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Florence Foster Jenkins | Ratings & Reviews

"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."

Flicks, Adam FrescoFlicks

"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."


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

Urban CinefileUrban Cinefile

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

Time OutTime Out

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

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"A gentle and charming entertainment."

The GuardianThe Guardian

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

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

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


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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Florence Foster Jenkins | Details

Award winner
Best Makeup / Hair, 2017 BAFTAs
PG, Coarse language
Comedy, Drama, Music, True Story & Biography
Country of origin