Coming Soon: Florence Foster Jenkins

Earlier this week I was invited to see an advanced screening of the new film, Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

Florence Foster Jenkins tells the true story of the 1940's New York socialite and classical music enthusiast, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep). She believes herself to be a great singer, but unbeknownst to her, can't carry a tune in the least. Her husband, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) and all their dear friends are determined to shield her from the truth; but when Florence books Carnegie Hall to give a public performance in support of the troops, St Clair may not be able to protect her any longer.

This was an absolutely adorable little movie; just so, so sweet. Meryl Streep simply shined as Florence; capturing her enthusiasm and innocence perfectly. While Hugh Grant, as her ever adoring husband, gives one of his finest performances. It's a story of love, passion, and friendship, and it's really fun too. If you're looking for a great feel-good film, Florence Foster Jenkins is it.

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