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Florence Foster Jenkins (UK/Fr, 2016), cert. PG
Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
Florence Foster Jenkins has many strings to her bow: socialite; opera buff; and great wealth to name a few.
The ability to sing, however, is not one of them. Despite this, she has developed a cult following through her exclusive private recitals.
Jenkins finally dares to publicise her supposed talents through a self-promoted show, with the help of her dubious husband, St. Clair Bayfield (Grant) and accompanist Cosmé McMoon (Helberg). The acknowledgement she receives however is not of the nature she expects.
Streep gives a vibrant, and typically masterful performance as the self-deceiving Jenkins in this tragicomedy, with Grant also on top form.
Review (Guardian), including a link to Review + ‘alternative’ trailer
Trailer (on its own) below:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 12th July 2016
Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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