Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

DVD - 2016
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A New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success.
Publisher: [Place of pubication unknown] : Pathé Productions, ©2016.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 m
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EltonJaunty
Mar 23, 2021

Cute movie, fun to watch and has a touching ending. I keep wondering, how did Meryl stay in character the whole time?! The guy from the big bang theory did a surprisingly good job as the quiet piano player (perhaps I judged this actor unfairly!) and Hugh Grant was charming as always. Would be fun for the family or a movie night.

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dsw3914
Feb 13, 2021

Only my wife watched this one. She said it was neither good nor bad, just a silly, harmless time-killer.

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ninanna
Dec 28, 2020

As I was trying to find on the Netflix a movie without mafia, guns, explosions, criminal investigations and gruesome murders, I, in total desperation, went to check the musicals genre - this movie was there. We watched it - what a wonderful, funny movie! It also carries quite a profound message: while people around Florence can't resist the money offered to them to overlook her inability to sing, they all come to learn her story and to love her. The end is a bit melodramatic, but it is still an outstanding movie. Highly recommended!

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BBQ_Chick
Oct 09, 2020

I took a few opera lessons in my day and I can tell you from my experience that it's harder to sing off key on purpose like Meryl Streep does, than to sing on key. Florence, (Streep) is a socialite with moxie. She's all about sharing her joy of singing. When my music teacher, an accomplished opera singer herself, told me to sing as loud as I could (in order to reach the last row of wherever). I found that being on key went out the window. Unlike Florence, I could hear the difference. So when the blonde bombshell at the opera concert burst into peals of laughter, I soon followed. It's a hilarious scene. You can hear the real Florence Foster Jenkins on YouTube. Meryl sounded better. I wonder what happened to all the costumes she wore. Probably sold to bridesmaids!!!

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howeshound
Dec 16, 2019

A movie based on the life of one of history's noteable eccentrics. But it's a challenge to make a full-length film about a funny, but not especially interesting quirk. The phenomenon of someone convinced of their own talent and blind to the opinions of the rest of the world is hardly unusual today, as we're stampeded by self-published authors and small-town talent shows. Nevertheless, this could have been a fine film had it decided on which of its potential sub-plots it wanted to highlight. As it is, it shows us a sampler of each - Florence's husband's touching support for his wife, his infidelities, her accompanying pianist's stuggle between love for his art and need for money - but fails to develop or skillfully interlace any of them. So we have a bit of a ragbag of a movie, rescued by good acting and a few worthwhile episodes. Warrants a watch, but don't expect too much.

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CPLSecondHome
Nov 30, 2019

Worth watching! If you watch this movie to be impressed by the singing, you'll be disappointed. But if you look for the patience, kindness, compassion and loyalty, you'll enjoy it.

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mrbeowulf
Sep 28, 2019

I think I watched this movie about four times. At first, I laughed how Florence Jenkins Foster singed horribly. I think the highlight of the movie is when Madame Florence sings at Carnegie Hall in front of a bunch of military men. The military men start shouting that she sounds like a dying cat. But, she does manage to finish the opera concert. People in the audience started to chant, "Let her sing, let her sing." And so she sang her heart out.
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In the end, I started to have sympathy for Madame Florence for several reasons. One reason is that she held the opera concert in honor of the U.S. servicemen. Another reason is that her heart is sincere. Thirdly, she had a serious health condition. In the end, I started chanting,"Let her sing! Let Madame Florence sing!"

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Fuzzy_Slippers
Sep 18, 2019

A beautiful and touching movie based on a true story with just the right amount of comedic relief.

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fayco1111
Mar 19, 2019

based to a true story. to bad the voice she heard in her head is Not the one we got to hear most of the time.
her husband was her biggest fan and loved her deeply, worked hard to make all her hopes and dreams come true.
she made a true statement----- "they can say I can't sing, but.... they Can't say I didn't sing"
enjoy

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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jimg2000
Mar 20, 2017

(Money owned the media and public opinion then as today:)
Maestro, it is true that a lot of singers my age are on the decline, but I seem to just get better and better.
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Mr Wilson, are you leaving already? She's only just started.
-I've heard enough. Thank you.
Oh, she just needed a little warming up, that's all. Listen to her.
-I have never seen such a pathetic, vainglorious display of egotism in my life. That you encouraged Mrs Jenkins to make a spectacle of herself is quite simply unforgivable.
-Will you be writing something?
Yes, and it will be the truth.
-Isn't the truth that a lot of hurt people are having some fun? Did you not notice?
Music is important. It should not be mocked.
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Give the dame a break! She's singing her heart out.
-Yeah, and her heart sounds like a dyin' cat!

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jimg2000
Mar 20, 2017

(Britprincess is right to pick this quote as the best:)
Was everyone laughing at me the whole time?
-I was never laughing at you. Yours is the truest voice I have ever heard.
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No, I could never never sing again. Except to you. People may say I couldn't sing, but no one can say I didn't sing.
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Your voice was as fresh as the morning dew till the very last, Florence.
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You're nothing but a jumped-up hack. Name your price, Wilson. What is it? 100? Is it 200? $300, that's my final offer.
- You're insane.
500. .... Listen! Listen to them, hack! " sings "Queen of the Night" (out of tune) Figlia mia non ... (sings coloratura, out of tune) ... (sings coloratura sustained out-of-tune, high note) ...

britprincess1ajax Feb 08, 2017

"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

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