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Florence Foster Jenkins [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2016]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (105 out of 117)

    Special Features


    • Deleted Scenes
    • Designing The Look
    • From Script to Screen
    • Live at Carnegie Hall
    • Q&A with Meryl Streep
    • The Music and Songs of Florence
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Florence Foster Jenkins
    Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband (Hugh Grant) and a talented musician (Simon Helberg), she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda co-star. Stephen Frears (Philomena) directed this biopic, which is based on the real-life socialite and opera singer of the same name. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Meryl Streep
      Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins
    • Hugh Grant
      Hugh Grant - St Clair Bayfield
    • Simon Helberg
      Simon Helberg - Cosme McMoon
    • Rebecca Ferguson
      Rebecca Ferguson - Kathleen
    • Nina Arianda
      Nina Arianda - Agnes Stark



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Meryl Streep at her best, yet again.

      Posted
      Jerrold
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      As a professional musician already knowing the history behind Florence Foster Jenkins, I looked forward to seeing this movie. I have an original copy of the recording she cut for her 'Verdi Club,' which I inherited from a vocal professor. That said, I was not disappointed with the overall direction of the film. I was glad to see that her life was portrayed in a dignified way, drawing interest from those who know nothing of her legacy. (Even a history of bad performance can be construed as 'legacy.') I HIGHLY recommend this movie. Simon Helberg steals the show - in every way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Meryl Streep Does it Again!

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      movieman3541
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      Meryl Streep is so good, its scary. She can do anything. Intense drama, side-splitting comedy, musicals. By far the best actress of all time. In this role she plays the part perfectly. A really funny movie with some very tender scenes. I got this Bluray for $9.99. A price I could not pass up, and I am glad I didnt. This movie will entertain you like few others.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Meryl plays the worst singer to take the stage

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      Tonybagadoughnuts
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      Meryl Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins ,a weathy socialite who loved to sing and loved Opera .She had great passion but the talent she possessed did not match.She played Carnegie Hall to a SRO crowd despite her lack of vocal prowess. It was great fun and a little sad.Meryl is fantastic and Simon Hellberg from Bing Bang Theory steals the show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant - Different but Fun

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      DonInHaslett
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      Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant do a fine job in portraying Ms. Jenkins. The movie is about a 7.5 out of 10 as far as I am concerned. I am glad that the Oscar went else where even though it was a challenging roll for Meryl. Big Bang fans will appreciate the character portrayed by Simon Helberg - Howard Wolowitz - he was superb.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie to Watch with Your Partner

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      madxp
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      This is one of his most compassionate, a story that appears to ridicule its hapless heroine and puncture the pretensions of high society. Before we know it, we are just as invested in sustaining the illusion: conspirators in a plot to sustain the dreams of Mrs. Jenkins against the cold, hard light of judgment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Solid acting carries the movie

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      Wellby
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      The story is simple: Performing at Carnegie Hall is a life dream fulfilled. The fact that Florence Jenkins can't sing makes the journey excruciating for all concerned. Without strong performances from Streep, Grant, and especially Simon Helberg as FFJ's accompanist we might not take the trip to the last stop.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Very Funny Movie

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      coatimundi
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      The characters in this movie are great. There are a number of hilarious scenes in this movie. if you want a good escape from the rigors of the day then this is it., Meryl Streep is at her captivating best. I found this movie to be an enjoyable glimpse into an unusual slice of life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      True, but almost unbelievable

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      Videojane
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      Very entertaining story of a wealthy lady who LOVED music (especially opera) & enjoyed performing. Fantastic performances by Meryl Streep & a great supporting cast. There is a secret element that makes this story poignant, in addition to being hysterically funny.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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