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455 Ratings

Florence Foster Jenkins

Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, 2016
Comedy, Biography


The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

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Florence Foster Jenkins Directed by Stephen Frears

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

2017 | 3 nominations including: Best Leading Actress

2017 | Winner: Best Make Up/Hair

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Golden Globes (USA)

2017 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

It is unclear if Frears saw Florence Foster Jenkins’s aristocratic farce as a lighter, uptown version of A Face in the Crowd’s native fascism, or why anyone thought that was needed. After her exposure in the press, Florence’s angelic deathbed redemption furthers her self-deception into the cardboard heaven she sought in reality. Her dementia ends in the music of the spheres, hurting no one. It’s a cheesy, gentle apotheosis with no repercussions outside her little world.
February 24, 2017
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Pretty delightful with not enough depth as it wants. Definitely made me want to take back things I used to say about Hugh Grant’s range—he’s quite remarkable here.
December 27, 2016
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Is it really everyone’s duty to prop up the fragile egos of any delusional millionaire who demands public admiration? The film neatly sidesteps a sticky question, stifling our laughter rather than dealing with its implications.
August 11, 2016
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