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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 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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... Florence Foster Jenkins
... St Clair Bayfield
... Cosmé McMoon
... Kathleen
... Agnes Stark
... Phineas Stark
... John Totten
... Earl Wilson
... Carlo Edwards
... Dr. Hermann
Brid Brennan ... Kitty
... Arturo Toscanini
Pat Starr ... Mrs Vanderbilt
... Mrs James O'Flaherty
Thelma Barlow ... Mrs Oscar Garmunder
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Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress from 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 Florence Foster Jenkins' performance at Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event. Written by stephen scialli

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Every voice deserves to be heard. See more »


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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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Florence  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,601,313, 12 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,370,107, 23 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,080,000, 12 August 2016
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Thelma Barlow: one of Florence's elderly socialite friends. See more »

Goofs

St.Clair Bayfield visits pianist Cosme McMoon in his apartment to discuss the upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. In one shot, the back of a piece of sheet music on the piano says "The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music". In the next shot, the back of the sheet music is different. See more »

Quotes

Florence Foster Jenkins: [dressed as Valkyre] How do I look?
St Clair Bayfield: Wunderbar.
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Featured in Florence Foster Jenkins: Behind the Scenes (2016) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Terry Davies
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What happens when serious music is turned upside down?
11 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

The film is based on the true story of the New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins. In 1944 she hired Carnegie Hall to perform as a soprano soloist. With no musical ability whatsoever but a large inheritance to enable her to indulge her love of performing, Florence Foster Jenkins becomes an unwitting musical clown which sustains the comedy throughout the film. The character is played with gentle comic affection by Meryl Streep.

Hugh Grant is well cast as Florence's doting and enabling husband St Clair Bayfield. It is to Grant's charisma and acting ability that he is able to portray an adulterous scoundrel who is milking his wife's inheritance and turn it into a devoted and loving husband. His brilliant charm offensive is one of the remarkable things about the movie.

Hazel Finn


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