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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins is exactly the kind of film that one expects to see in April/May, that awkward time in the cinematic calendar where the majority of movie goers are waiting for the unstoppable train of Summer blockbuster begin to hit the screen. 841 more words


Florence Foster Jenkins (Stephen Frears, UK, 2016)

I loved Florence Foster Jenkins and I didn’t expect to: Hugh Grant, Meryl Streep and Simon Helberg (from The Big Bang Theory) are terrific and it’s laugh-out loud funny, camp, touching. 457 more words

Florence Forster Jenkins

3 out of 5 stars

Directed effortlessly by Stephen Frears, with some interesting photography work, and starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the film is unsurprisingly a mainstream crowd-pleaser, sentimental but not overly so. 236 more words


Florence Foster Jenkins

This review first appeared in the Sunday Star-Times, 8th May 2016

The ladies who cackled through this film from the front row will no doubt cry foul at me for being overly politically correct and completely humourless. 452 more words

Film Comment

Florence Foster Jenkins

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Meryl Streep is looking a little different from when we last saw her. She has traded her dreads and guitar from ‘Ricki & The Flash’ 611 more words

Cinema Screenings

Florence Foster Jenkins: Review

There’s a moment in Florence Foster Jenkins in which Hugh Grant’s St Clair Bayfield, Florence’s husband, quotes Beethoven to the pianist Cosme McMoon. “A few wrong notes may be forgiven, but singing without feeling cannot” he tells McMoon, who is still in shock after the discovery of Jenkins’ screeching singing voice. 779 more words