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Murtada here. Stephen Frears recent output has been uneven. This month, his Lance Armstrong biopic The Program was met with lukewarm reviews and a VOD purgatory release, while Lay the Favorite (2012) and Tamara Drewe (2010) were both immediately forgotten. However he does well when teamed with grand actresses in intimate dramas (The Queen, Philomena). So we are cautiously optimistic about his collaboration with Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins. The story, of an amateur opera singer, known and ridiculed for her very bad singing and her complete delusion about her abilities, is intriguing.
Let's break down the newly released trailer..... after the jump.
- Murtada Elfadl
Get yourself a bunch of Stephen Frears movies and you're going to end up with a good night in. We'd recommend Philomena, High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things, Tamara Drewe and My Beautiful Laundrette to get you going. Let us know if you need more.
Frears' next film is Florence Foster Jenkins, which brings Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda together in its cast. The first trailer and synopsis for the movie have just been released too, so let's take a mooch.
And here's the synopsis.
The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, »
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