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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins
6.7 Rating
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6.8 IMDB rating

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Meryl Streep Meryl Streep
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hugh Grant Hugh Grant
St Clair Bayfield
Simon Helberg Simon Helberg
Cosmé McMoon
Rebecca Ferguson Rebecca Ferguson
Kathleen
Nina Arianda Nina Arianda
Agnes Stark
Stanley Townsend Stanley Townsend
Phineas Stark
Allan Corduner Allan Corduner
John Totten
Christian McKay Christian McKay
Earl Wilson


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Nicholas Martin Nicholas Martin
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Florence Foster Jenkins

3 years, 4 months ago at Jan 30 22:17
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So, I guess we’re just throwing Oscar nominations at Meryl Streep for any old role nowadays. Post-Adaptation (what a performance that was!), Streep’s Oscar nominations (and wins) are a mixed bag of gorgon-like overacting (August: Osage County), middling biographical film that left her with nothing to do (The Iron Lady), and thinly written comedic roles (The Devil Wears Prada). Add another broa... read more

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3 years, 2 months ago at Mar 29 23:06
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Streep is great, no kidding. She is in th wake of making noble the egotistical ridicule of a woman that lives thanks to the sillyness oothers. So, where´s the sin. But it's a bit of seriousness disguising in comedy. The siphilis and the pain of a bad review, makes a great image: Meryl stumbling in the street.
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Based on a true story, the movie is about Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Release date: 5 May 2016
Tags: Biography (4), 2016 (4), Comedy (3), Music (2), Theater (2), 1940s (2), Based On True Story (2), Drama (1), New York (1), UK (1), Greed (1), Fame (1), Performance (1), Death (1), Friendship (1), Concert (1), High Society (1), Infidelity (1), Golf (1), Gay (1)
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"Exceptional comedy with Meryl Streep on fine comic form as a woman obsessed with music that she decides to perform for everyone, even though she cannot sing. Hugh Grant is superb as her husband who has to protect her from any upset and Simon Helberg almost steals the whole film as Florence's trusting pianist. Stephen Frears' delightful film has plenty of laughs as well as pathos. A real charmer."


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" DVD- 1hr. 50min. First Viewing It's often funny and heartfelt, with a pair of winning performances from Streep and Grant, but Florence Foster Jenkins is too tonally confused to really succeed wholly. Moments that seem like they're played for laughs comes across as flat, and vice versa, and, despite the strong acting, the characters are never really fleshed out beyond archetypes. It's pleasing enough, but misses the mark more often than it should. Monthly Wesley AwardsBest Costume Design- Cons"


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“Streep is great, no kidding. She is in th wake of making noble the egotistical ridicule of a woman that lives thanks to the sillyness oothers. So, where´s the sin. But it's a bit of seriousness disguising in comedy. The siphilis and the pain of a bad review, makes a great image: Meryl stumbling in the street.” read more

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"It is a very dull affair, I cared nothing for the characters or the story. I got a couple of chuckles when Streep started singing but once the surprise wore off it quickly moved from humorous to simply being full of cringe. Meryl Streep got a Best Actress nomination for her role here and I can only believe that it is just her getting a nod for showing up like the Academy often does with her. This has to be a perfect example of "ACTING", there was nothing nuanced to her character at all, simp"


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" 13 January. Hailed in mocked reverence as "the worst singer of all time," Florence Foster Jenkins is as much a story of blind ambition as that of blind encouragement. A biopic that, regardless of what it says, does not inspire but rather illicit pity to the poor Madame Jenkins, because if anything, it is a comedy and the laughter comes from her inability to sing. What's inspiring though is the devotion of Jenkins' husband played by Hugh Grant. As expected, Streep is outstanding."



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