Florence Foster Jenkins


Biography / Comedy / Drama / Music

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 44,107


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Hugh Grant as Michael Felgate
Meryl Streep as Narrator
Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Sorensen
Simon Helberg as Moist 3 episodes, 2008
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111 min
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Reviewed by vorooll 8 / 10 / 10

Unexpectedly deep and surprisingly related to my life

What one could expect from a movie about high society of 1950s? Well, at least I didn't expect too much as it is not about anything close to my life and what I am interested in. Maybe I expected some entertaiing comedy, maybe some funny contadictions, maybe (actually certainly) some good Maryl Streep acting. Not that bad but not much honestly. And right from the start it all moved close to that. Some funny moments? Yes. Good acting? Certainly. Some sympathy for the Meryl's and Hugh's characters? Well, yes. Some questions and little secrets? Yes too. But then... I don't know how that happened but it quicky became so deeply dramatic and thrilling. And Carnegie Hall scene was just mind blowing. How can anyone react to Florence's performance and other events on the screen? Well maybe feel embarassed, maybe laugh. But me and my wife cried. And this contadiction between what was happening and what we felt was beautiful. From that scene on the movie continued as a solid drama with thriller elements. Touching deep inside me, my values, my real life challenges... I would compare its edge to Saving Mr. Banks and maybe even to Birdman. Florence Foster Jenkins have totally beaten my expectations. And I'm so happy with that!

Reviewed by Mrbrown43 8 / 10 / 10

Florence Foster Jenkins: Sad song

Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins Hugh Grant as St. Clair Bayfield and Simon Maxwell Helberg as Cosmé McMoon in this biographical comedy drama about the worst singer in the world: Florence Foster Jenkins. The story simple enough, Florence Jenkins and St.Clair Bayfield are a happily married, wealthy couple in 1944 America who enjoy a love of music and all the good things in life. When Florence decides she wants to sing St.Clair agrees and before he knows it she becomes convinced that she can sing well despite reality and pushes her voice further and further into the public eye. The story is well told, if not a little slow at first until the third act where the pacing suddenly speeds up towards the climax and end. The writing is funny enough for the most part but is able to be more grounded should the situation demand it. I can't help but feel that Cosmé McMoon is a little two to one dimensional in the fact that he spends most if not all of his time on screen looking really nervous and upset. I can see what director Stephen Frears and writer Nicholas Martin were going for, it just seems that Simon Helberg is not given mach else asides from looking deeply scared and stuttering his lines. How much of it is the actors fault and how much is in the writing I cannot be really sure but I do suspect that it is the latter. To go into a movie with Meryl Streep expecting a bad performance can easily be seen as a lost cause, she not only captures a woman who is upbeat and hopeful with a love of music and opera but is deluded into thinking that she can sing even though every time she sings a cat dies a gruesome harrowing death off screen. Meryl Streep is able to play the more quirky personality traits Florence but is able to make you feel very sorry for her as well when less pleasant aspects of her life become apparent. The ending its self is really powerful thanks to Meryl Streep acting her way through it. She keeps everyone engaged and I doubt there would have been a better person to play Florence Jenkins. Hugh Grant is also fantastic, being able to shake off the shackles of his Rom Com days and really make St.Clair Bayfield his own, Grant convinced me the love Bayfield has for Florence Jenkins is real. Hugh Grant makes Bayfield feel like a real person and that deserves to be praised. I would not say that the film is particularly funny, that is not to say that there are no laughs in this for there certainly are but I can't help but feel that the film is more of a tragedy. I will not spoil but the film does make me feel really sorry for Florence Jenkins, I am sure the film wants me to feel bad for her but it does not flow with the themes of friendship vs. profit, and following your dreams against all odds. I would recommend purely on the straight of the two leads alone. Not the best in the world but is certainly worth a watch.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 8 / 10 / 10

Florence Foster Jenkins presents a spectacle: herself!

Back in 2005, the Broadway play "Souvenir" documented the rehearsals for a concert at Carnagie Hall and the relationship between Ms. Jenkins and her piano player. Jenkins sang like a chicken being boiled alive but thought she sounded like an angel. For Tony winning actress Judy Kaye, she believed that her rendition of "Ave Maria" could induce tears, and after 90 minutes of laughing at the denial of the wealthy New York socialite, I was in tears. Somehow in that period of time, I began to love Florence rather than pity her, because indeed inside, she had heart, and truly sang with the passion of a Metropolitan Opera diva. Now it's Meryl Streep's turn, and the New York atmosphere of 1944 is superbly presented. At a time when dancing sailors took over the city in "On the Town", Barbara Stanwyck plotted to kill her husband, Tallulah Bankhead fished with diamonds in the middle of the Atlantic and Judy Garland sang on a trolley, Jenkins brought opera to society in a way it had never been heard. Hughes Grant plays her younger husband (possibly bigamous) who hides from her how awful she is. As a person, Jenkins is needy, affectionate, slightly snooty and becomes sort of a mother figure to her obviously gay piano player Simon Helberg who comes to appreciate her as he spends private time with her. In a sense, Jenkins became a folk hero of sorts, with music patrons deaf to her off key warbling and wounded soldiers influenced by her music. Grant and Helberg are both outstanding, and once again, Streep immerses herself in the part, sort of a singing Julia Child. This shows the real Jenkins at her best and worst, bald as a billiard ball and complaining about syphilis scars she got on the night of her first marriage. If untalented as untalented can be, she at least tried to go for her dreams, and if in denial of her talent at least had the soul to sing from. That in itself makes this movie worth while, coming in an era when dreams die faster than the latest fad and cynicism destroys the will to fully devote to one's goals.

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