Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant & Simon Helberg among a hysterical stellar cast. This is the most hilarious smart film that’s come out in along time. Meryl Streep displays her brilliant comedic side in this period film set in 1944 based on a true story about an aging New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. However her ambition far exceeds her talent. Unlike the character she plays Streep can really sing allowing her to reach notes that will have you laughing so hard make sure you come prepared with tissues. Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory) is fabulous playing her gay accompanist Cosme McMoon & Hugh Grant plays her compassionate husband St. Clair who goes to extremes to make sure his wife never finds out how truly horrendous she really is. Of course it get complicated when Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall. The film is flawlessly directed by Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Queen & Philomena) & opens nationwide this Friday August 12th. Florence Foster Jenkins is a much need break & retreat from our mudslinging presidential election. I truly can’t remember that last time I enjoyed laughing at a film until tears were running down my cheeks. Florence Foster Jenkins is definitely a must-see.
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