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Florence Foster Jenkins

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Jane10 Sun 16-Apr-17 07:24:40

I finally saw this film on a flight yesterday. Well it was absolutely terrific! A true story brought to life by Meryl Streep (at her very best) and with Hugh Grant doing his usual thing with panache and heart. Little Howard Walowitz from 'the Big Bang Theory' was good too as Florence's timid accompanist. I really can't remember a film I've enjoyed as much. Funny, heart warming but with great underlying and unsuspected sadness too. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but definitely mine!

Teetime Sun 16-Apr-17 09:39:06

I agree a wonderful film and so poignant but with some lovely light moments.

notnecessarilywiser Sun 16-Apr-17 09:39:14

I agree, Jane. I nearly didn't go to see it because I'm really not keen on Hugh Grant, but I have to say his portrayal of a second-rate English actor in the US was spot-on! More than that, though, the character's unfailing devotion to his wife was very subtly expressed, which surprised me. Meryl Streep can do no wrong in my eyes, so it was no surprise at how marvellous she was as Florence - a character that trod the thin line between ridiculous and charming very nimbly. As you say, a very good film.

(Entirely different but equally impressive was "Lion" - did you see that?)

henetha Sun 16-Apr-17 13:38:16

I agree. It's a lovely film. And so is Lion.

hildajenniJ Sun 16-Apr-17 18:02:55

I have it on dvd. It's a super film. Quite poignant at times.

My Dad loved Florence Foster Jenkins.

Deedaa Tue 18-Apr-17 16:13:14

My father had a record of Florence Foster Jenkins. We played it all the time when I was a child.

Jane10 Tue 18-Apr-17 16:15:22

Was she really such a bad singer? Did you play it for a laugh or because you enjoyed listening to her?

Hilltopgran Tue 18-Apr-17 16:42:16

I agree, a good film which gave a sensitive portrayal of the relationship, which I saw at our local community centre film night. I have said on anther thread that I also found Hidden Figures, about the black women who solved the mathmatical problems for the first manned space craft at Nassa, one of the best films I have seen.

Anniebach Tue 18-Apr-17 16:43:42

I enjoyed it but it was so sad, poor Florence

Jane10 Tue 18-Apr-17 16:55:57

Imagine living under such a threat all those years. All the money in the world couldn't fix it. Poor soul. So sad.