• Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins

Release Date: August 12th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he's facing his greatest challenge yet.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, David Haig, John Kavanagh, Christian McKay

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Music , Biography , Comedy drama

Production Co: Qwerty Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: New York City , 1940s , Charming , Emotional , Husband , Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Directed with tremendous style and vibrant, buoyant energy. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Bouquets all round: Stephen Frears goes broad in Florence Foster Jenkins, and the appeal should be wide. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie is a pleaser, for the most part, even though the attitude it takes toward its subject is often problematic. show more

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Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy