Monday, August 22, 2016

Movies: Florence Foster Jenkins

(Drivebycuriosity) - Florence Foster Jenkins was a remarkable woman. She had an awful voice and zero talent for singing, but she insisted to be an opera singer and gave a concert at New York´s famous Carnegie Hall, made possible by her insistence and a huge inherited fortune. The movie "Florence Foster Jenkins" (imdb) focuses on the peak of her "career".

The film, directed by Stephen Frears,  is a mixture of comedy & melodrama. I had a lot of fun watching Meryl Streep, who incarnated "Florence" - a real goofball. Hugh Grant & Simon Helberg, known from "Big Bang Theory", were a perfect match. I also enjoyed the green screen technology that immersed the audience into the Manhattan of the 1940s - a kind of time travel.

FFJ is a little gem.

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