Florence Foster Jenkins

meryl streep, hugh grant, florence foster jenkinsDrama/Comedy; Rated NR; 110M, 2016. 

In 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), a New York heiress and socialite, obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge

 

This is a fine, funny and moving film tribute to the efforts and passions of its titular heroine, a woman who lived out her dreams, at any price. – Jason Solomons, THE WRAP

 

Director Stephen Frears sketches out her tragic backstory, and Streep in grande dame mode is not to be missed.– Cath Clarke, TIME OUT LONDON

 

 

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