Florence Foster Jenkins

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Florence Foster Jenkins
Review: The story of Florence Foster Jenkins. She is a wealthy heiress from New York who dreams of becoming an opera singer despite her poor singing voice.
Director: Stephen Frears
Actors: Hugh Grant, Meryl Streep, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Helberg
Year: 2016
Genre: Biography, Comedy and Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
This is an emotionally moving film which is unique and falls into many different categories. The timing from each of the actors was spot on. There were times where I laughed, cried and found very moving. It was a very touching film. Simon Helberg was great and also brought a lot to the screen. Hugh Grant’s performance was brilliant and it is so lovely to see him play a part where he is serious and not messing around being stupid. I enjoyed his performance so much that I would like to see him at least get an Academy Award Nomination. I really hope that Hugh Grant is back on form and that we get to see much more of him again on our screens. If we do not see him again then he has ended on a note perfect film!! Great to see Meryl Streep take centre stage again as the last few films she has been in she has only had little cameos. You can tell that she is really enjoying acting this part. This is the best acting I have seen her do since The Iron Lady. One question I want everyone to think about is …do we laugh with or laugh at her? I have not seen it but there was a film out just last year called Marguerite which is from a French-Czech-Belgian co-production company. It would be very interesting to watch that film and compare it to this, as it deals with the same theme. The film is expertly directed by Stephen Frears. There is one scene in Florence Foster Jenkins where there is a dinner party and everyone is asking for more potato salad. I would ask the same question if I was there as I too am a big fan of potato salad!!!!!!!! At the Bafta Awards in 2017 this won one award and that was for Best Makeup/Hair.

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