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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

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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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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress form NYC always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be "Practice Practice Practice". Her husband supports her venture and the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins playing Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event. Written by stephen scialli

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The inspiring true story of the world's worst singer.


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Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material. | See all certifications »

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12 August 2016 (USA)  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,601,313 (USA) (12 August 2016)

Gross:

$27,370,107 (USA) (21 October 2016)
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Trivia

Hugh Grant had semi-retired when director Stephen Frears convinced him to star in this film. Grant said he participated in the film to act opposite Meryl Streep. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in the fall of 1944, a taxi cab is clearly shown to have a 1942 New York license plate. See more »

Quotes

Florence Foster Jenkins: They're getting through the potato salad like gannets.
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Featured in Florence Foster Jenkins: Behind the Scenes (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Charlie's Prelude
Written by Louis C. Singer
Performed by John Kirby
Licensed courtesy of GHB Jazz Foundation
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd
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Dreams are worth living
14 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the most surprising film ever. You know it is about a woman who can't sing for toffee but who hosts huge concerts to not exactly appreciative audiences. Why on earth would this make for a compelling film? The surprising thing is that cast, script and direction are perfectly in tune with this compassionate biographical treatment of a woman driven to be the musician she dreams she is. Knocked by paternal disapproval, marital failure and physical illness, Florence 'thinks positive' and takes action. She knows what it is to suffer and is ready, at the drop of a hat, to do what she can to be of service to others via her self declared life-passion 'music'. It is both a joy and heart breaking to live in this woman's world. Meryl Streep is absolutely perfect in this role and makes this difficult story heart-rending and laugh out loud all at once. Definite go see!


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